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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Last week

I was gone all week (last week), I had some classes to take for work, which required me to stay 5 nights in a motel.  That is a long time to be gone!  I brought my sewing machine along, and managed to get a little sewing time in the evenings...

I worked on making those blogs I talked about in my previous post.  Here are several of them, just laying them out to see how they look.  I still have a few left to make...
I went to a bridal shower this afternoon.  Yesterday, I made a couple of gifts for the bride-to-be...
I bought the fabric for the bag last week...... besides sewing in the evening, I had time for a little shopping!  This is not a quilting cotton, but rather a canvas fabric.  I interfaced it and lined it.  Sorry, I don't have any pictures of the lining.  The lining fabric was a quilters cotton.
I also made these 2 hot pads.  For the backing, I used a zig zag print fabric that I had in my stash.  Very similar to the canvas fabric, but the gray is a little lighter.
I also included a pizza pan (off their gift registry), pizza crust mix, canned sauce, a package of pepperoni, a can of olives and a can of mushrooms.  I didn't think it would be very wise to include cheese...... a little too warm for that!  :)

Now it's back to sewing more 4 patch blocks, so I can keep working on the x quilt ( officially called Arkansas Crossroads!).  


joe tulips said...

It must feel great to be home! Are you ready for things to be back to normal?
Love the bag and hot pads. The X quilt is coming along nicely. It will be so pretty.

Glinda ♥ said...

Love it that you took your sewing machine on your motel stay ... and I thought I had t bad!! I really like those blocks - they're looking good :)

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I like the Arkansas Crossroads pattern. Scrap quilts are great to mix in old and sometimes ugly fabric with new and pretty fabric. I like any pattern that makes a lattice or chain across the quilt top.

Browndirtcottage said...

WOW! 5 whole nights to sew!! I just can't imagine it!!
Looks like you took good advantage though!!

I'm really likin' your color/fabric choices on your
Crossroads top. Sometimes I think Brown gets a bad rap!

The bride will surely put your creative gifts to good use!