Saturday, February 25, 2012

Two Finishes and A Start...

I figured out what was going
on with my digital camera!
The battery compartment door is loose,
therefore the batteries are
not making good contact.

This happened with my last camera.
I wonder if someone can fix it?
I suppose I should ask/call around...
would be better than buying a new camera.  

In the meantime...
if I hold the door shut so
that the batteries are making contact,
I am able to take photos.
Not the easiest, but workable for now.  

With that being said,
I can now show you a few
finishes from this week.

I used this pattern...

to make this bag for my niece, Michelle.
Michelle loves blue...any and all blues.
I have it on good authority that she will love this.

And, here is block 4 of the hand-pieced
quiltalong I am doing with Erin.
This is the Bear Paw block.
6.5 inches.
Do you love those 4 fussy-cut
squares as much as I do?

I try to not have too many projects
going on at the same time.
I think I'm in a good place
right now to start something new.

I bought this fabric over a year ago
and have been chomping at the bit
to use it.
So, today, I started.

The fabric is
'Poppy Collection' by Laura Gunn.

Here is the collection in the spice colorway.

It's for my bedroom...quilt, curtains and pillows.
The quilt pattern I'm using is by
Ashley of Film In The Fridge.
It's called Rubik's Crush
and can be seen here.

With 12.5 inch blocks,
it is especially suited for large print fabrics.
Which Poppy is.

I fussy cut one poppy block...
I had to!
It is way too pretty to not show
it in its entirety.
Wouldn't you agree?

(I have more yardage of that particular
fabric which will make up part of the backing.)
See the 2.5 inch squares
toward the top of the photo?
That's just some of them...
there are 189 total.

I should be able to start piecing tomorrow.
Can't wait!

What are you up to this weekend?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."   Jeremiah 29:11


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful purse and blocks, I am amazed at how quickly you got into quilting and started creating so many wonderful things.


Anonymous said...

Love the bag for Michelle!!!!!!!!
Use duct tape on your camera-that will keep the door shut !

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Duct tape was going to be my suggestion, too!! Try it! Love the blue bag and the poppy! You're on a roll!

moosecraft said...

Hey! Found some pictures!!! lol! I'm thinking duct tape on the camera too... though that might get a bit gunky after awhile. Love the bag and those poppy squares!

Joanne said...

I was thinking duct tape too and now you can even get the "designer" colors! Love that fabric - colors are wonderful! Can't wait to see it!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
You are on a roll ~ as always.
I say duct tape, too, (my boys call it hillbilly chrome) but use as sparingly as possible since the battery will need to be removed for recharging and you don't want that sticky gunk all over the camera.
Hugs :)

Farm Girl said...

It all looks so great, I love that bag in blue, that is so pretty. I like the quilt square. I started that little quilt. I spent the whole day cutting those little squares to make blocks. The next morning I wanted to do more. I can see how addicting it can be.
Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful... fabric, love it!