Monday, April 09, 2007

A Sewing Weekend


It sure wasn't one of those weekends where I wanted to spend much time outdoors. It felt like winter out there! So I had to make the best of my time inside and at my sewing machine. I made myself another project tote bag, this time one with fabrics that matched my sewing box (that is still in the works, waiting for its lid to be attached and various inside pieces to be done). But this tote bag it now done and I'm wondering which project I can use it for....hmmm, maybe something new?



I finished quilting this table runner for my kitchen table, ready in time for our Easter dinner. It was made with a charm pack called 'Santuary' which was a pack of 5" fabric pieces from the Sanctuary fabric line. Since everything is already cut, its so quick to sew it together and then it was just a matter of sandwiching it and machine quilting it into a table runner. Its nice to have something new and fresh for the kitchen.




And here are my completed Twisted Log Cabin blocks from my quilt class last week. These fabrics are called Spring Fling, from the Moda jelly roll pack. Cool looking huh? They are waiting on white sashing with stars at the intersections which I didn't get around to this weekend. A little too much thought needs to go into that since I have 5 colours to work on for the stars, and will need to mark each sashing piece to get the star colours to match up.

Hubby and I went out Saturday night to a local theatre production of Brigadoon. One of Carrie's best friends was starring in it and it was fantastic! We so enjoyed it - the music, the singing, highland dancing and even the bagpipes! It was held in a renovated town hall from 1873, so quite small but full of character. We really have to get out to more of these local productions. Last night hubby had tickets for the Toronto Raptors but basketball isn't really my thing so he took Nick and his girlfriend Kristy and they all enjoyed the game and I enjoyed my quiet evening. I got started on my ABC exchange for the SBEBB! April is going by too quickly for me!!

19 comments:

Christine said...

You got a lot done this weekend, Wendy! I love the tote bag and the table runner. The twisted log cabin squares are really neat!

Alberta said...

Wendy, your energy astounds me! Love the Twisted Log Cabin blocks...that must have been so much fun combining the colours etc! I can't wait to see it done with the sashing!

BeckySC said...

Hi Wendy :)
Love the bag!! Congratulations :)
All your quilting projects look great!
Please email me per your post on my blog and I will assist you :)
steele4@comporium.net

Thanks :)

The Silver Thistle said...

The bag, the runner and the blocks are all fantastic! I'm loving the bag especially! You're so clever!

I made a start on Leanne's and I won't say it was easy........but it wasn't impossible, lol. I don't think I'm cut out to be a quilter though, ahahah.

ONly bad thing really, was that the pack only had block #1 and #4 sorted. There was no slip of paper for #2 and #3 so I had to fly by the seat of my pants a bit and work from the pic to see which fabric went where, lol.

KarenV said...

Wow, all your finishes are wonderful! I love the bag and the table runner is gorgeous. I'm in the middle of making a striped on for our lounge, but I'm not going to quilt it. I wish my quilting skills were better - that's something I'd really like to improve :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful pieces! You were really productive. Your table runner is gorgeous - just love those colors.

Katrina said...

beautiful projects Wendy, I love the fabric on your bag - have been seeing lots of finished bags on the blogs I've been visiting and they are all very inspiring :)

Isabelle said...

Wow, I love it all, Wendy - this is all fantastic!! :D

bunnyhead said...

The bag is beautiful and the quilted pieces are so fresh and springy it makes me want to pull out the pastels! Gorgeous work!

Von said...

Astounding projects, Wendy - all of them! Congrats! :D

stitcherw said...

You were a busy lady, the project bag and your quilting all look great, wonderful colors.
Sue

quiltorstitch said...

Busy sewer this weekend. I love the bag, the table runner and your log cabin squares, those are really fun. I really like the fabric on all of them too, we have very similar tastes :D I am glad you had such a fun weekend!!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW! Great projects--I love them all! You definitely were busy over the weekend!!

Mary Kathryn said...

Love your table runner - I have a Sanctuary Charm Pack sitting here - I'm going to be a copycat!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

:0

Barbara said...

I am laughing so hard at the idea of myself finding it easy to just whip together a table runner like that work of art you made for your Easter table. LOL! Needless to say, if I'd attempted it, it wouldn't be done.... Yours looks lovely. I just adore quilting, especially the smaller squares. :)

Annemarie said...

Hey! What happened during my absence? You've to into a quilter? And a very good one, at that. I love your table runner. Purchased one of those do-it-yourself packages when I was in the States a coupl of years ago. What a invention. Of course, the package is still lying here unopened...

Lavender Rose said...

Wendy, You had a great quilting weekend! The runner is so pretty, and your little Twisted Log Cabin is adorable! Love your fabric choices.
Deb in FL

lena-lou said...

I love your tote bag and runner I was pleased to hear the word 'Brigadoon' I love, love, love that film and haven't seen it in years, bet the stage play was great :-))

catandturtle said...

I love the twisted log cabin blocks. I have never seen that pattern before, it's really cool and the fabrics you chose are awesome. Ann.