"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Coin Purse

 I finally bought a clasp to make a coin purse a couple of weeks ago.  Yesterday I made my first coin purse.  I need to find a better pattern to follow though.
I fussy cut the big rose for the front of the coin purse,
and fussy cut two smaller roses for the back of the coin purse.
 This is the inside of the coin purse.  I love this material too, it just makes me smile!
To keep it real:  My corners where the latch bends, are not sewn very well and are a mess.  I tried reinforcing them by hand stitching them.  The tutorial I found said to glue the top into the clasp to hold it while I sewed it on.  Not only did the glue make a mess, but as it dried, it made it very difficult to push the needle through.  I was thinking of maybe seeing if my binder clips would work to hold the material in place while I sew it onto the clasp.  If you have a pattern you like to use, please share it with me!  My friend, Clarissa, asked me to make her one!  LOL


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Finished Blocks

 Hello everyone!  I have missed talking with ya'll!
I was determined to finish the quilting on my husband's quilt before working on anything else.  After three months of working at the school and not doing any quilting, I finally realized that I can't quilt unless I have a whole day to sit and concentrate on it.
However, I can piece my blocks here and there.  I moved a hand crank sewing machine into the living and have a block to work on anytime I have an extra five minutes.
This is the block I made for Trish for the Sew Sweet Bee.  When I saw my bowtie material, I knew I needed to make a bow tie block with it.  She asked for a sampler quilt.
 I received another Sew Sweet Bee block for my quilt. This one was from Erin.
 Oreo had to say hi.
I made two more single wedding ring quilt blocks for my quilt.  The lighting was terrible, so you cannot the colors very well.
I hope you have a great weekend!
"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8