Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mixed Bag

I did a little bit of this and a little bit of that this week, so it's a mixed bag for Sew & Tell Friday.

Starting with these little bags I sewed to hold the game pieces for my sister's project. The pieces are craft foam shapes and sticks. Not sure yet how they're used, but I'll find out when I play the game!

The double pinwheel string quilt came back from the longarm quilter this week, and I could just squeal with delight! (Thanks again, Sandy!) I cut, sewed, and pressed the binding strips and am planning to finish it up this weekend.

Today, I sewed the whirlygig Christmas quilt top together.

One good thing about tornado sirens (and we had not one but three today), when I go to the basement, my sewing room is there. I sewed rows together during the time I was waiting for the storms to blow over.

When this quilt is done being quilted--and I haven't quite figured out how I want to do that yet--it'll be bound with the dark salmon/red snowflake print from the 12 Joys of Christmas line by Sheri Berry.

That's the binding fabric here under this little fat quarter stack that also found its way into my shopping cart. I blame Elizabeth! Her ironing board cover from last week was just too cute! By the way, Elizabeth is having a 200th blog post giveaway, so be sure to check it out over at Such a Sew-and-Sew.

I've got plans for the Frolic fabric, which plans I'll talk about more next Friday. See, I've got a birthday coming up in August--one that ends in a big honkin' zero. Thought I might share the joy and give back in some small way to all of you who inspire me. Here are a couple quick peaks at what I've been working on for that so far.

Okay, enough for now. More details next week!

And be sure to visit amylouwho and the other linky peeps on Sew & Tell Friday!


  1. I'm happy to enable :D. That golden Frolic with the swirls is one of my favorites in the bunch. I'm excited to see what you make.

    Thanks, also, for the bloggy shout-out. You know how to make a girl feel good!

    xo –Elizabeth

    Oh, I almost forgot -- that binding is AWESOME! I can't wait to see the quilt. AND, I love that whirly-gig quilt. I'm going to have to do one of those one of these days.

  2. Wow, P., I love that whirligig quilt! I can see a "shadow" whirligig quilted on an angle across the actual whirligigs to give it some motion - but I'm not sure how that would work! Might be more trouble than it's worth.....

    Good planning on the location of your sewing machine! And so you're going to be, what, 20? ;-)

  3. I am just in awe of you girls that quilt! That whirlygig quilt is amazing!!! I love the Christmas fabrics and the design. I love the sneak peak of what's to come for your give-back. I remember you mentioning to me that you had a big birthday that ended in zero coming up (after I celebrated the same birthday in June). Remember, it's just a number (at least that's what I keep telling myself).
    Have a great weekend.

  4. love the whirlygig Christmas quilt! I really like using white as a background, makes your prints stand out and are nice and bright! cant wait to see the finished products!!

  5. Your quilt is just gorgeous! :o) And tornado sirens, yikes! I love how you have your sewing room down there. Great planning! :o)
    Happy Birthday a little bit early!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  6. Brilliant whirligigs! I love it! (And I had to do a double take because at first I read "tomato sirens"!)

  7. I love the whirligigs! After seeing this I have to make one!

  8. I absolutely love that binding fabric you have ready to go there!

  9. Mmmm. The whirlygig is shaping up to be just as yummy as I suspected it would be! It's such a vibrant, happy quilt. :-)

    Good going on the accessory bags for your sister's game pieces!

    I want some Frolic! But I'm holding back. I just bought four yards of fabric with no plans of what I'm using it for. You and Elizabeth keep trying to tempt though.

  10. When I lived in Iowa, I was very happy to have my sewing room in the basement for the same reason!
    You have some really lovely and fun projects going! Yeah!

  11. Oooh, I just love that binding! Fun, fun, fun!

    Great whirlygig quilt top...terrific fabrics.

  12. love that christmas quilt! Lovely!

  13. Good Grief P you've been so busy this week !

    I love the Christmas Quilt too. The bags are darling (I'm adoring the one that has patchwork on the inside too !)

    And the binding looks fabulous and I'm itching to see the finished result.

    Given all this activity , I have to ask . Did you sleep at all this week?

  14. I hope to quilt like you one day! That Christmas quilt is just beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

  15. Lovely finishes. Me thinks your version of Christmas Whirligigs is cuter than mine. :)

  16. Love the whirligigs! The polka dot pouch is very cute, too:)

  17. You've been busy! The colors in your whirligigs are very cute together, and the snowflakey binding is adorable.

  18. Wow busy lady! Cute stuff, now I guess I better go get to work to have such great finishes!

  19. That whirlygig is badass.

    Nice job, P.P.H.

    Sorry I didn't respond to your email. It was an ordeal, and best discussed over the phone.



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