Versatile Wave Purse

IMG_4904Totally love this purse idea as the name

“Versatile Wave”

indicates, one purse with many looks. Sew up one main inner bag and then just make several outer covers.

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With that said even with just one outer cover you can have 2 different looks. See my pictures, one is floral and the other is abstract print. Same main bag with two liners heach opposite.

Love how this designer “Susan Rooney” gives us this perfect written and illustrated  pattern.

With mine, I find that either the outer section could be sewn together with 1/4 ” seem  instead with 5/8″ as my inner main bag seem to be a slight bit too big for the outer cover.

 

 

 

Overall this pattern is well worth the purchase and creating Your “One Of A Kind” Purse… You should come and see me at my work place I can give you all the ideas on fabric selections if you need some help with that. I love to help you and be creative. Only promise is …Smile You have to come and show me the end result. Totally love to see it :-)

Oh and I forgot to say, You can also just use the inner bag to go into any other purse you have without ever having to transfer allll the may special items you carry along in you bag…LOL if your like me You will have many.

Eggnog And Rum

IMG_4089“Eggnog And Rum”

Table-runner

I tell you working in a fabric store can be fun. Especially when in the middle of the summer you receive Christmas print fabrics….nooo I love the summer heat……I really don’t want to think about that cold winter time…gurr. I prefer and love the summer heat we are having now.

So on a quieter day at work I thought I’ll give that embroidery machine,                      “Alliance” by Baby Lock a try again. I like working with that machine.

 

Just a fun table runner with no exact pattern really just have fun …..

  “Sugar”, “Milk”, “Rum”, and “Eggnog”

Then added the  Lite Steam-A-Seam2 to the back of the embroidered words and cut them to shapes of your liking. Do the same with panel fabric sections. I left about 1/4″ all around each sections.  I like them to fray a bit once it will get washed. Not sure how that will work out at this time but if you want to secure each section with the raw edge application method.

I already cut my green background fabric that measures 9.5″ x 36″ then added all around a 2″ border. Now add the cut out words and panel sections to the runner as you like.

Add the heat resistant batting and backing and pin all well so that you can work your free motion quilting. This part can be a lot of fun just let your creative mind take over….tirm the outside off and add a binding just like for quilts.

Happy Sewing

 

Jelly Roll Bag

Photo 2018-07-11, 3 36 35 PMI was inspired by this Jelly Roll Rug…and well you know I have a thing for Bags…So I thought of creating my own bag with the same method.

So a customer at work had her quilt quilted and did not need the extra fabric that we usually have to cut off to straighten the quilt. She gave all that to me. It already had some of the batting sewn on to the strips that I cut into 2,5″ strips. Yes I know it has some of the sewing from quilting on the strips ….That doesn’t bother me at all.  I find it adds the uniqueness to this bag.

I had some fabric that was perfect in colour to make my sided and leather handles that oh yes are just perfect for this bag too.  Love the green and brown together…

Hope to have this pattern soon available for You too to make your fun bag too and see where it will go….

Ultimate Pocket Purse

IMG_0974Do You love pockets in Your Purse….I do!

Have a look at all these pockets in this Purse..!

Original pattern is “The Ultimate Sewing bag” and since this bag will not be used for sewing items or  taking along notions to classes.

We decided to eliminate the iron pad.

Ok You know what that tells me ….Modifications are in order!

Though truly if you are going to sewing Retreats the “Ultimate Sewing Bag” idea IS  a wonderful addition FOR ALL THE NOTIONS.

Here for this Ultimate Pocket Purse I modified the one side to make it the same as the other shorter side and did not add the iron bad to bottom…

I never took the class we have running at the store so …I have to say this is not a beginner project and it did give me some challenges …but I did it…Yehhh so happy about it !!!

 

You can see I added a special front panel to this bag.

 

Have printed, yes on fabric sheets a special picture that my friend has created of her dog “Rudy” she wood burned his image on a piece of wood…She called this “Pyrography”

And Voila …all done and hopefully the happy owner will be pleased too…..

Thanks Ave for a wonderful “One Of A Kind” gift you created for my husbands special Birthday!

 

 

Ultimate….Pockets…Knitting Bag

IMG_2845Yehhh I finished this bag ….after 3 days of sewing….I did it!!!

The pattern is at it original way a Sewing Bag…

 

I like it, but since I would never use the ironing pad on it. I decided to alter this up…

followed the pattern (except for iron pad)   ….till I came to outer panels.

I tell You I am glad I have a workhorse fo a sewing machine, Janome MC6500 . I used faux Suede and the interfacing was heavy too. Would go lighter next time in my choice of Interfacing or Stabilizer.

Then I was not sure where I had gone wrong? Somehow I ended up with two the same with outer fabric 1 facing out and second 1 facing in….NOOOOO!!! Why is that I ask? IMG_2847

 

Off to my modifications working a side panel like in the “Sew Together Bag”.  Only to realize that now the bag front and back are falling way to much open.

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OK, what next was my question? Lets turn bag inside out and make more pockets…LOL

Perfect !!! FINISHED HUwww…

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So I am looking forward to seeing the once worked up at the store…It is the first bag I have put together that has lots of zippers, pockets and folder slots.

I think this will be a great bag to go travel with. Perfect for Passports, Travel documents and yes even my DSL Camera should fit in to my modified bag…

Happy with the end result….yes not perfect with all the exact precise measures….I like it and I managed to sew it up on my own (Embroidery  section for Front pocket is a sample that was going into the garbage!)

Smiles and I get to make another one too….;-)))))

Happy Sewing

 

Could Not “Resist” Sewing Today…

File 2018-02-04, 6 48 26 PMThis Sew Together Bag is so much fun to sew up…and I am getting better at it too.

I have a view more I’ll be sewing together with fabric I just love, love, love….I think they are great gifts for ….friends and family.

 

 

 

The gold silver one  below I pieced fabric together with the curved piecing method…and used a shorter zipper to make it more like a purse.

Perfect for NOTIONS of all kinds even Toiletries,Cosmetic or Jewellery I guess…

Smiles just in case you are not into knitting or sewing…I think this would be perfect to take along on a trip.

I will try sewing up another really great bag that we have a class at my work.…so itching to sew that one up too. I just need the pattern  for it…

 

Sew TOGETHER Bag

File 2018-01-30, 7 39 00 PM“Sew TOGETHER Bag” is this awesome bag  from “Sew Demented” that anyone can sew up in a day for first time using the pattern…Well it took me 5 hours for this one. Really had to think what it is telling me to do next in the pattern…and not rush into sewing sections together.File 2018-01-30, 7 38 42 PM

 

 

So I took my time and looked everything over twice before I cut or sewn the sections together..

and It worked out pretty amazing I think…This bag is perfect for Knitting or sewing notions. I’ll make a view more for sure…just need more zippers and some fabric…but guess what? SMILES……I am working Friday and Saturday so I have that alllll……right in front of me alllll day…smiles.  Ok If you like I can show you too where we have the pattern and help you with selections for the fabric ….looking forward to see you then. Really love this Sew together bag…..

Love

 

Yehhhhsss AGAIN…..

File 2018-01-25, 8 35 34 PMI know …I know…  :-)))))

Table Runners

but this time I followed the instructions!!! Have a look  “River Stones”

Though my “WOF” (width of fabric) was not 45″ like I think it should be for the instructions mine was a standard 42″ so I seem to not have enough of some fabric length as I needed to make a 8 1/2″ block. So good thing I had lots of fabric to sew up another strip.

 

 

Oh don’t use a directional fabric if the direction of some strips run in a different direction does bother You….I love the fun part of this though…

I now have one table runner and possibly a pillow or I’ll make it into a second table runner…just so I have another one…..LOL :-)))) Or I can give it as a Gift to someone I care about. ;-) That sound good to me too!

All I have to do is quilt the edges and some stitch in the ditch I think but will know better by tomorrow…The first Table runner I quilted much more, and I truly enjoy that part of quilting.

Happy sewing to you too…  perhaps I will see you at my work place getting fabric just for this kind of quilting…

 

Log Cabin Quilt

file-2016-11-07-6-44-49-pmFinally I decided to piece this Log Cabin quilt together. I have had this fabric for over two years in my stash….sounds familiar to You?  The pattern is called “Fields of Furrows” All together 36 blocks in 10 hours …huwww. Done.

Then sewing it all into one big Queen size piece by piece. Smiles, it would not go without a hickup….I had it all placed correct and still was able to sew one strip wrong so the howl section looked off. Undo my stitching and back together the right way…in no time.

Now just have to get the batting backing and I have lots of fabric left so may even do something fun for the backing with all that extra fabric instead of buying more fabric. then the Quilting…..chat soon again. Have a great week

 file-2016-11-07-6-44-18-pmEntlich entschloss  ich mich, diese Blockhauskabine Quilt zusammenzusetzen. Hatte den Stoff schon bals zwei Jahre in meinem Kasten, doch dass kennt Ihr sicher auch…. Das Muster heißt “Fields of Furrows”. Ganze 36 Blöcke in 10 Stunden … huwww. Erledigt.

Dann nähte ich  alle in einem großen Queen-Size-Stück für Stück. Lächelt, es geht ja nicht ohne ein hickup …. Ich hatte alle korrekt platziert und doch kam es dazu dass ich tatsächlich immer noch einen Streifen falsch zusammen nähte. So hiess es auftrennen und wieder richtig zusammen Nähen  … in kürzester Zeit.

Jetzt muss ich nur die Batting kaufen. Für die Rückseite da binn ich noch nicht sicher da ich noch viel Stoff vor habe. Vielleicht mach ich damit noch die Rückseite.. mal sehen es muss ja nicht sein das ih noch mehr Stoff kaufe dazu. Dann die Quilting ….. bald wieder chatten. Wünsche Euch allen eine großartige Woche…

 

 

 

Progress On My X-Mas Quilt

File 2016-08-21, 1 06 38 PMSo changed my pattern up a bit. Removed the top strip with the cars off and worked several borders around it as I liked it. Then cut out many cars and added them by sewing them on top of the quilt. Now ready to be quilted ….

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So änderte mein Muster ein wenig von dem ersten versuch. Trente den oberen Streifen mit den Autos ab und nähte noch ein paar verschiedene Stoffe rings herum, einfach so wie ich dachte das es gut aussieht. Einige Autos wurden dann ausgeschnitten und hinzu gefügte. Indem ich diese auf der Oberseite des Quilts annähte. Nun muss ich nur noch den richtigen hintergrund finden und los geht es mit dem Quilten…

Ich denke, bis jetzt ist es nicht schlecht ist für dass ich alles alleine ohne Muster her gezaubert habe. …

Rainy Day Sewing

File 2016-08-16, 8 24 50 PMWhat to do on a rainy day?

Well it truly has been a long time since we had a good rain here in the Upper York Region of Ontario. I have enjoyed the hot summer so far, but some rain is definitely welcomed today.

So home I was and normally I would do my everyday stuff and once that is done I do enjoy some knitting. But today I thought lets change this up and sewing away.

Yesterday at my workplace “The Quilt Store” I could not resist buying one of the panels I sold to a customer. Just have to make one too.  Soooo sweet and great for both bay or girl.

Fabric by : Northcott Fabrics “A Little Birdie Told Me” But wait I already have all this christmas prints at home. Got to finish this one too. Hope you visit soon again, I’ll show you the both quilts once they are all done and ready to cuddle up in…Enjoy a wonderful week and Thanks for visiting my Blog. Always love your comments…CheersFile 2016-08-16, 8 25 07 PM

 

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Christmas Panel

Was macht man an einem regnerischen Tag? Nun, es ist sicher schon lange her seit es bei uns geregnet hat hier in Upper York Region von Ontario. Obwohl ich den heißen Sommer bisher geniesse, aber etwas Regen wird auf jeden Fall heute begrüßt.

Normaly würde ich meine alltäglichen Dinge zuerst fertig bringen und dann geht es los mit dem Stricken….Lach kann nicht nur herum hocken und nichts machen…

Heute dachte ich jetzt wird genäht. Konnte es nicht unterlassen selber auch ein Pannel von den herzigen Kinderstoff zu kaufen den ich einer Kundin empfohlen hatte beim  “The Quilt Store”.  Aber warte Ich habe ja auch noch Weihnachts Stoff gekauft den ich schon etwas zusammen genäht habe….loss gehts heute weiter nähen….

So bis bald wieder wenn meine zwei Quilts fertig sind…. freue mich immer auf Euren Besuch bei meinem Blog und auch auf Dein Kommentar ….Gruessli an Alli

 

 

Oh Canada Quilt

File 2016-04-30, 12 16 26 PMOh this one is in the works since this morning. Thought after a day’s work at the store I have to be productive and work on my stash of fabric for a change. So here is the beginning of this

“OH CANADA”

After 2 1/2 hours of sewing the fabric pieces together I now have to get batting and the backing and quilt it too. But not today as it is nice I really should go work in my backyard a little…

So see you soon with the finished Quilt.

File 2016-04-30, 12 16 10 PMOh, dieses ist in den Werken seit heute Morgen. Dachte nach einem Tag Arbeit dass auch  ich etwas mehr produktiv sein könnte und an meinem Vorrat von Stoff etwas ändern könnte. Hier ist also der Beginn dieses “OH CANADA” lab Quilt.

So nach 2 1/2 Stunden Stoff zusammen nähen ist die Oberflähe fertig geworden …nun gehts los mit der Batting und dem Hintergrund und quilten. Aber nicht Heute! Da es schön ist draussen ist sollte ich doch auch noch etwas im Garten tun….Lach 

So bis bald mit der fertigen Decke dann….

 

Pillow For A Giant

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Giant Floor-Pillow great to be cozy on the floor knitting away. You see the other pillow in the back in pinks not really our colour in the home. but had the fabric

I think I have gone mad….ohhh how big did this pillow turn out. Yes I was planing to make a somewhat bigger floor pillow for me to sit one. In the past out Rocky would snuggle up next to me while I was sitting on the floor knitting away. I always love that. So here I am still sitting from time to time on the floor knitting away just no Rocky anymore.

This is how it started....Well I did not expect it to get that big!
This is how it started….Well I did not expect it to get that big!

Back to this Giant Floor Pillow….ahhh I really do not have the space for this size. What do I do now? This is one of those moments where my hubby probably thinks…..”Oh no not this again” In a good way lol. Well the colours work a little better with our home decor then the two smaller one I already sewn up two weeks ago. So will see what will happen with this stunning, big, colourful, sued, upholstery and yes cozy to sit in floor Pillow. Now if Rocky still would be with us perhaps he would have loved to sleep on it. Out Timber is already checking it out too.

Gald to have that much stuffing available in such short notice....Dankschoen
Gald to have that much stuffing available in such short notice….Dankschoen

Oh yes it measures a great big 3 feet across never mind about the weight…

Stuffing and more stuffing.
Stuffing and more stuffing.

So was ist den hier passiert ….ohhh wie groß hat dieses Boden-Kissen geworden ist. Ich denke ich bin verrück geworden…lach. Ja eigentlich wollte ich es ja etwas größer für den Boden für mich zum sitzen. Ich sitze eigentlich noch gern am Boden und als Rocky noch mit uns war kuschelte er sich immer neben mir hin währent ich strikte. 

Timber is wondering about this too.  I wonder if he is going to snooze on it?
Timber is wondering about this too.
I wonder if he is going to snooze on it?

Zurück zu diesem riesigen Boden- Kissen….ahhh wirklich wir haben ja gar keinen Platz für so ein grosses Kissen. Was soll ich jetzt tun? Bin gespannt was mein Mann dazu denkt….”Oh nein, nicht schon wieder” doch in einer guten Weise lach. Muss aber sagen die Farben sind jetzt ein wenig besser für unser Decor, dann die beiden kleineren ich schon genäht hatte vor zwei Wochen, passen in der farbe nicht zu uns. Groß, Bunt, Polsterung-Stoff Leder und ja gemütlich sitz man schon in dem Kissen. Nun, wenn Rocky noch bei uns wäre würde er es sicher geniessen darin zu Schlafen. So auch unsere Katze schaut es schon an.

Oh ja das Kissen hat ein Durchmesser von 90cm und das Gewicht na ja das lassen wir sein.

Sunshine & Sewing All In A Day

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine
Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Yes finally some sunshine coming into my kitchen.

Looks like our cat loves it too. Likes to be close to see what this funny machine is doing…nose away please …

Nose away please.
Nose away please. .smiles last night he decided to bring up the crochet triangular shawl that I started to work on. so funny I found it in my bedroom on the floor …now if I only could find the hook I had stuck to it too. He is always up to something.

I should be outside in the garden

Yes they are starting to grow. Can't wait to see them flower too
Yes they are starting to grow. Can’t wait to see them flower too

cleaning up but decided to finish a view of my unfinished sewing projects. Well kind of finished, as for the quilt, need to add batting and backing and quilt it next.

Remembering Grandma Quilt
Remembering Grandma Quilt

I started a class at my workplace “The Quilt Store”

“Remembering Grandma” well mine was the “Morning Star” but it did not go as planed so changes it to “Remembering Grandma” with opening up a view seems and making it work. Looks nice now too and I am happy this way too.

Dresden Plate Pillow...Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy
Dresden Plate Pillow…Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

The Pillow  just needs some stuffing and two buttons and sewing it closed and voila. What a great idea to used up fabric I had stashed in my home…

I think I have a new favourite ” Dresden Plate” love this idea. I think I’ll work on the bag next and maybe the table runner….

“Nine Patch” Table Runner

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So hard to work in a place that sells Yarn and Fabric….Ohhh that temptation. So I usually struggle with the yarn, but this time it was this fabric…just could not resist it….

SilverBlackRed it is this time with my choice of fabric.

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Sure it is not a ” Nine Patch” anymore. Out of the nine patch place set became a table runner. Though I used the same method as the Nine Patch Place set…just added extra patches to it and voila. I had a lot of great help form my Facebook friends left or right was the question ….

Here is my Table Runner for the Holiday Season

Left or Right were the choices
Left or Right were the choices

Silber – Schwarz- Rot  ist es dieses Mal in der Stoff auswahl….

Ja ein Tischläufer 

Finished Table Runner for the Holiday Season.
Finished Table Runner for the Holiday Season.

Sicher, es ist kein “Nine Patch” mehr. Von den neun Patch wurde ein Tischläufer. Obwohl ich die gleiche Methode wie für den Nine Patch folgte hatte ich zusätzlichen Patches zusammen genäht um ead in einen Tischläufer umzuwechseln. Voila.

Meiner Facebook-Freundinnen hatten mir dabei geholfen ob li das Muster wie “Links oder Rechts” war die Frage ….

Hier ist mein neuer Tischläufer für die Weihnachtszeit.