Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A new week!

I have been sewing actually quite a lot.  If you read my other blog, most of my sewing has been for paid.

But Sunday evening I quickly whipped up this little bag for my daughter for school....unfortunately, it is still too big for her uses.  It's from the book Big Bags Little Bags by Atkins Designs:

Then after all my sewing during the day yesterday for work, I decided I wanted to do something for me.  So, I pulled out several UFO's that would be "quickies".....of course 2 hours later as I was "inspired" by what little stash I do have, I ended up working on my pumpkins (I had started off with my wacky cottages, but the fabric I had originally picked was directional and too much work to cut and piece--need new fabric).

I did this online pumpkin block swap probably 3-4 years ago.  There were only 6 of us and so we ended up with 6 blocks.  I'm just going to make a simple wall hanging with them or it can even be placed on the table.  And I was able to find fabric in the stash that works well enough to "whip" this out by end of the week.

Kids are back to school and I'm back to work.  I'll be working at the local quilt shop today for a few hours doing their web/computer work.  It's good to be back in a fall routine, though it might take a week or two for it to fit more nicely with life!


  1. Great bags!

    I really like the way you set those pumpkin blocks. Perfect fabrics!

  2. What a cute little bag! Oh the pumpkins make me wish for fall. Glad to hear you are working today at the LQS. Enjoy!!

  3. Toni how wonderful that you are able to work at a quilt shop in your new state. Congratulations!