Thursday, 15 December 2011

Fun Stuff

So I've been "slaving" away on my Starry Eyed quilt for long enough, I thought I'd do a few little fun projects.  There's something wonderful about starting and finishing something on the same day!!

First off, I did the top for a table topper destined to be a wedding gifts for friends of mine.  Although I'm sure it's not original, I did come up with the design myself.  I like it, so I'm hoping they intended couple will too!


I picked up these two fabrics at a quilt shop that is sort of close to where I live.  I love that green!!  It was hard to capture the true colour--I'd say it's a bit richer than it looks here.  Now I just need to find the appropriate backing and binding for it.

After this, I decided that I needed to hop on the bandwagon, so to speak, and make a drawstring bag from Jeni's tutorial over at In Color Order.  It was so easy, quick, and turned out lovely.  I believe that I now must buy her pattern for the many sized bags.  I'm thinking Christmas gift wrapping...


Since it was my first time making something like this, I steered clear of my oh-so-favourite fabrics in case things went wrong--which they almost did!  I actually sewed the bag shut.  Oh mylanta did I feel dumb.  But, that's what stitch rippers are for.  Other than my little mishap, it actually went really well.

I used the moda tie from my hometown FQ bundle and it worked smashingly.  In order to get more they'll either have to start selling it alone, or I'll have to start buying more FQ bundles. Hmmm.  Anyways, I hope everyone is having a wonderful time getting ready for Christmas!

I'm off to quilt the pants off of my Starry Eyed Sandwich!

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  1. Your tabletopper and bag both look great! Smaller projects are soooo gratifying.

  2. Love your finishes Kate and great idea using the Moda twill tape!!

  3. Beautiful projects! Your little bag turned out great, despite your little mishap. LoL (Been there, done that!) They would make fantastic gift bags! :o)