My Bee Bag

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Here is my "Bee Bag"! I was looking through my mother-in-law's stash of fabric and found this cute bumble bee patterned fabric. She didn't want to part with it at first (she only had about 1/2 yard of it and had been holding on to it for about 15 years) but I convinced her to let me have about a 5" strip.
I couldn't decide how I wanted to quilt the bag so I decided not to quilt it and just use heavy-duty interfacing. The rolled flowers attached to the bag I made using a pattern from another blog. I did not have enough of the bee fabric to make three flowers like I orignally wanted so I made one out of the black fabric...
...and you can not even tell that it is there!! I might have to beg for another strip of the bee fabric for the third flower before I can call this bag complete!

New Baby Egnoski

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Here is a small baby quilt I am making for my cousin, Kevin and his wife Kristin. They are expecting their first child at the end of November. They are not revealing the sex of the baby but are decorating the nursery in bright, bold primary colors. I had purchased this great line of fabric months ago called, "The Cow Says Moo" designed by Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman. I made up the pattern and made it small enough to only need one yard of fabric for the backing. I have yet to get it quilted and put the binding on before her baby shower on the 14th of this month!! :) Anyone have any suggestions for a quilting pattern?!?
(My wonderful daughter assisted me in holding it up so I could take these quick photos! Sweet girl!)

In Memory of Cpl. Adam T. McKiski

Here is another Turning Twenty quilt that I have made for a good friend's father. I just love the turning twenty...mainly because it goes together to easily! I have yet to finish the binding but once I do, I am going to present to my friend's father.
A good friend of mine, Emily, just recently lost her brother in Iraq. He had been in the Marine Corp for three years, married for two years and only 21 years old. I made this quilt for her father, in memory of his son. I have a brother, myself, who served six years in the Marine Corp and can relate, in a way, to what they are going through. Please keep their family in your prayers as they mourn the death of their loved one.

A simple "loops and stars" quilt pattern, done free-handed on a longarm machine.