Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lots of bags!

So a few a months back I won a Chic or Treat Jelly Roll from Quilt Taffy. I've been looking at it for a few months and decided that I just couldn't make a quilt out of it...and I'm sure you understand why. So I made about 8 Trick or Treat bags!

I gave them all away to friends...and of course I made A one that was a little more special... They are about 10x12...

I bought some home dec fabric from here for $5 a yard! I know, I know. It's Prairie Gothic from Jane Sassaman and the pattern for this bag is the Birdie Sling by Amy Butler. You may recall that I made this same bag about 6 months ago in Amy Butler home dec fabric - It is very large and I've been using it as a diaper/carryall bag when I'm out. I absolutely LOVE it. It has 2 large pockets inside and soo roomy! I made the pink/red bag for my lil' sis for x-mas and the black one is for me! I needed a little more hardcore bag to go with the hardcore tat on the arm that's carrying it...but still cute!

The butterfly/moth is on the strap and on the band that goes around the bag.

I love the lining....I used the red lining in the red bag and the black in the red, just a little something extra when you look inside!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fabric Co-Op

You all need to check out FabFanatic. It's a fabric website where you place an order for yardage of new lines of high end designers...and they pool all the orders together then order the bolts. So you basically pay a little over cost for the fabric plus shipping. And you don't have to pay for it until it comes in! I've placed an order for Tanya Whelan's new line Dolce for about $6 a yard and they also have Denyse Schmidt's new line too!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

String blocks

String blocks, originally uploaded by 30andquilting.

I've been working on these bad boys for a few weeks now. Just doing a couple here and there. They take a long time to make because I spend so much time digging through my scrap bucket....which is getting more and more crammed with every project! I've been meaning to whip them out faster so I can at least see a dent in the scraps...but I've got like 5 quilts going on right now. I guess these can wait. But I do love the bright colors!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christmas quilt 2009

Christmas quilt 2009, originally uploaded by 30andquilting.

I made this quilt top with Have a Sherri Berry Holiday fabric and panel. It came together super quick. I have 4 blocks leftover so I have already cut sashing to make a 40x40 quilt for my baby girl.

Did I mention that I bought a BOLT of Minky fabric at Joann's in the clearance section for $3 a yard? So I may back this with it and use the rest for the quilt I will make for Avery's future bed...I have plenty of time, right?!

Mr. Darcy quilt

Mr. Darcy quilt, originally uploaded by 30andquilting.

Right now I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...it's friggin fantastic! I made this quilt top for my sis-in-law and she loves all those period piece love stories and with the toile fabric - Mr. Darcy is perfect. It's really big 80x85 so I'm working on piecing the back now....


PRB Quilt, originally uploaded by 30andquilting.

Now that the weather here in So Cal is getting a little cooler (80 deg), I can quilt and not be totally gross and sweaty when I'm done. So I've been working on a few projects. Christmas and new baby gifts...

First up, the PRB (pink, red, blue) quilt which is a x-mas gift. Just needs to be washed for crinkly goodness and labeled! Do you remember that I actually made 3 of these quilt tops a while back? Well, the first one is done!