Sunday, August 29, 2010

An Amendment And Goings-On

First, I'd like to add something about my last post, the basting tute - I always use a flannel sheet for batting, and it stays very flat, doesn't shift.  If you use a poly batting, or a high-loft batting, this method won't work - you need a flat batting. 

Now, the goings-on.  My Sam, my baby, had his 16th birthday.  I wanted to give him a haircut for his birthday, but he preferred a laptop.

Sam 16 bday
Left to right:  my mom, me, Sam and John.  My goodness what a terrible picture.

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I finished my quilt for the FMQA, here.  I used fabric that I've had in my stash since I began quilting - I bought it for a project and now I forget which project.  My tastes in fabric have changed, and I no longer love this, so I thought it would make a good practice piece.  I also got a tool that I think will help:

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It's smaller than I thought it would be, but I think it will help a lot.  I'll let you know!


I also finished another Catchit bag from Clare at Clare's Craftroom, I really love this one, it's all in Sis Boom fabrics.

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Instead of a covered button, I used the Sis Boom Frayed Rosettes tutorial, free  tutorial.  Easy peasy, even though I didn't have a hot glue gun - I used Elmer's School Glue and pinned it on the bag.  I LOVE IT.

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Now I want to put rosettes on everything.

I'm also working on something secret.

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This is my own design, and it will be a freebie here at the blog.  I was a winner in Mary's give-away awhile back, and I fell so in love with these fabrics, my brain started churning right away and I've been tweaking this design ever since.  I hope you like it...I really do!

That's all for now, have a great week!

28 comments:

Debbie said...

Lovely picture of your family, Allie. (You guys eat a lot of bread!:):))

Dandelion Quilts said...

Your bag is so darling in Sis Boom fabrics...great job. Really cute. And that top secret project, I can't wait to see what you're up too.

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday, Sam!!!!

And that catchit bag??? How gorgeous is that!!! You are so creative, Allie.

I hope that you are your family are having a wonderful sabbath, dear friend.

Caron said...

I love your pattern and the black and yellow prints! And what a handsome family!

Joy said...

Wow Allie, your boys are so much like you ... I think it's a lovely pic!!!
Love the bag, it's just gawjus, and your sneaky peek is intriguing, can't wait to see what you're up to ;o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Heather x said...

Oh I wish I could do bags, this would be a great peg bag.
What a wonderful photo of you and your family, my friend :)
Happy 16th Sam!
*hugs* Heather x

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Your Sisboom bag is lovely. I gotta ask, did you adhere the Elizabeth Rose fabric to the wall behind it? Looks nice!

Vicki said...

I think the photo of you all is lovely and I wondered why someone said you all eat a lot of bread...had to go and have another look...hehehe I remember how my kids would eat a lot of bread when they were still home..I wonder if they still do? I am so intrigued with your sneaky peak..cant wait to see what you make :) hugs Vicki

Dolores said...

Happy Birthday to Sam. I hope he had fun.
I just went back and read your post on basting. Wonderful. Necessity is the mother of invention and this method obviously works for you.
Love your little bag with the rosette. I guess we'll be seeing more of those little things?
Your sneak peek is intriguing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Allie I think it is a lovely photo...Joy is right the bag is gorgeous.....and what amazing things are you creating now...

sewtakeahike said...

Happy birthday to your son Allie! Too bad he didn't want to take you up on the haircut, it probably would have been a lot cheaper for you :)
Love the bag, the rosette you made is perfect for it!

Mama Spark said...

Happy birthday to Sam! I bet he wishes he had taken you up on that haircut today!! So HOT and MUGGY. Love the bag and can't wait to see the little something you BIG tease you.

Lauranie said...

I hope Sam's birthday was a memorable one! :D LOVE the bag..the colors are gorgeous! The photo may be bad...but your family is beautiful! Can't wait to see your top secret secret..I like the fabrics so I'm sure it will be AWESOME!! xo

Melody said...

It must be something about being 16. My son, Sam, had very long hair at this time of his life and it was bright blue. I love the fabric you used for your bag.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Ooh Allie! Your sneak peek looks tantalizing... very zesty in fact! :-)!!!

I absolutely LOVE the photo - you are as gorgeous as I had imagined, with a beautiful smile!! You eminate loveliness!! Happy birthday to Sam! :-)

Hugs in abundance!! Vikki xoxo

clare's craftroom said...

I just popped in to say Happy Birthday to Sam and spotted another Catchit ! Love your fabrics and the rosette is just perfect !

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I can't wait to see what your "sneak peek" is all about. It looks quite wonderful already!

I hope your son had a good birthday and got the laptop he wanted. It is always a great birthday to just be together as family and it is a real treasure to have a beautiful family picture like that.

joan said...

What a beautiful family.. Happy birthday Sam...

Jennifer said...

We love this....and I'll post as soon as that quilt is ready!!! The bag must have been a nice diversion..loved the colors you used...can't wait to show you what we are working on...

Carrie P. said...

You are funny, I guess he didn't get the haircut but did he get the laptop:D
Cute little bag and I love the little rose. So sweet.
HHMMM, lemons! Can't wait to see the finished project.

Fleurette said...

Happy Birthday to Sam! Hope he had a great day, we share the same birthdate, was it on the 29th too! I love the bag and rosette, beautiful! Can't wait for you to share your secret!

susan m hinckley said...

Oooh -- can't wait to see this black and yellow secret revealed! How do you accomplish so much, Allie? And who wants a haircut when a laptop is the other option?

Kim D. said...

Nice family photo Allie. Good job on the FM, you're going to love the supreme slider it really helps slide those quilts on through. Love the bag, the colors are lovely. The lemon quilt looks really sweet, can't wait to see it finished.

Martha said...

You are really cranking out the projects now -- the bag is adorable...and I'm interested to see what the lemon project looks like completed.

Sweet photo -- Happy Birthday to Sam!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Happy birthday handsome Sam!!!! And happy Mum's Day, Allie-girl...after all without you there'd be no birthday boy. :-)
LOVE the bag, LOVE the roses!!! Must make some of them...right up my alley! Pun intended. ;-)
Hugs
Jen
xx

Valerie said...

Looks like you are getting a lot accomplished. I came to your blog to catch up and I was about 4 posts behind so I came down here and started so I won't miss anything. The family picture is great!

Tanya said...

Yes, I'd like to know about that supreme slider. I've seen it on websites but have never met someone who has used it yet. Keep us posted.

Rebekah said...

that purse is just too cute!

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