Yesterday I went to the Crafters' social and helped make a bunch of these bags. I didn't have time to sew one for myslf but since I cut one out before the meeting, I made a second one last night. I like how it turned out. These are some fabrics my friend, Mary, gave me a long time ago and I have never used. I threw in a striped Kaffe fabric and some green grosgrain ribbon rather than making a tie and voilé! Another bag done!
Here's the back
When I got done with that, I made a giraffe for the back of a friend's baby quilt. I saw something sort of like this on a pattern at Keepsake Quilting I think. I can't really remember where so I had to come up with a giraffe of my own. I saw several cartoonish pictures and just sort of drew what I wanted. Isn't he adorable? The back will be cut down after I quilt it so I put it on the side with the Turquoise stripe and figured I could cut down the other side more than this side. Oh, the spot above the giraffe is not really a spot...my iron just decided to steam over-zealously and left a wet spot. I assure you, it's gone but wasn't yet when I took the photo.
Below is the front of this baby quilt that I completed a couple of weeks ago.
It's bright with a jungle animal print sprinkled all over. I thought this would be fun for a baby boy. I try to mention where I get my patterns but now I can't remember. Hopefully I did on the first post of the front. It was in a recent magazine but right now my memory escapes me.
My task today is to get the giraffe stitched on. Right now it's fused but since baby quilts get a lot of wear and tear, I would like to button stitch or zigzag stitch the applique down. After that, I would like to get one more block quilted for my Modern Japanese BOM. You can find this BOM on Flickr, here: