The fabulous and wonderful Dawn sent me this sweet and thoughtful gift. It is a needle case -extraordinaire. First of all it is made with vintage fabric, a cute button closure and is decorated with personalized hand stitching. Look at the cute beehive! So sweet.
Inside Dawn made 2 compartments on either end of the wool where needles are kept. The compartments are divided in 3s for keeping scissors, floss, thread and notions. It is such a perfect size. Dawn thank you so much. This is lovely. I'm going to put it in my bag right next to the zipper bag Sherri made me where I keep my glasses and chap stick. I love it! Dawn and Sherri are working on my "All Dressed Up" quilt pattern and Dawn's is nearly done. Can't wait to see it.
Next I want to show you some pictures swiped from other blogs. There are some exciting projects out there.
I have to show you what Rachel got in her 4 seasons swap clear from Australia made by Esther. Isn't it so amazing. What a great fall quilt. I have seen quilts around with this general idea. I would love to make something like this. I like the colors, and the patchwork. The tree is so perfect. Love it. Congrats Rachel! I'm very jealous.
Valerie is another new friend that I met at the quilt retreat in Bryce Canyon. Valerie is a quilt designer and a very talented girl. She was in my "Leafy Treetops" quilt class. Go over and take a look at her progress as she blogs about this quilt. I love what she did with the pattern - she made it her own with her own colors and her own ideas. See how cute that appliqued kitty is sitting in the corner just salivating over the pink birds. Valerie this is turning out cute! Thank you for letting me share it on my blog.
Betsy at Quilting Fiesta has been working on my "All Dressed Up" quilt for her granddaughter's birthday in October. Betsy is such a prolific quilter and does so many fun projects. She has this project checked off her list in plenty of time for the event. Betsy did such a great job, too. It is so much fun seeing others work from my patterns. I love it! Thanks Betsy.
On to fabric. Next week is St. Patrick's Day. I love the shape of a clover and the whole "good luck" idea behind clovers. This fabric is on my shelf waiting for a project.
I really like patchwork fabric. This would make a cute bag just the way it is.
Here is a fun sewing themed fabric. The colors and pattern is really fun. Again I'm waiting for the perfect project. I almost made a teapot out of it. I still might do that. A sewing teapot - combines 2 loves.This would make a fun border for my "All Dressed Up" quilt. In fact this fabric makes me want to make another one.Tiny little matryoshkas in an orangy red color make a good accent print in patchwork projects. I've used tiny bits of this in bags. I love strawberry and fruit fabric. This one is so whimsical. I have a tiny bit left in another colorway so when this piece was on clearance I bought a yard. I think it will be cute in my bag kits.
Weekend sewing coming up.