Sunday, April 29, 2012

Zippy Strippys and Cash N Carrys

I made these Zippy Strippys and Cash and Carrys from patterns by Atkinson Designs. The pieces match the Bermuda and Mondo Bags I made previously and will be Mother's Day gifts.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Manhattan Bag

Using up fabric strips left over from the latest Mondo bag, I made this Manhattan Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs.  I still have a few more strips left so I will make up some zippy strippys.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ayumi's Lunch Tote

I came across this tutorial by Ayumi for a cute lunch tote and decided to sew one up.  I like how the tote has a cover on it. For the lining I used PUL fabric because it's easy to clean.  Go check out Ayumi's blog, she has some nice tutorials posted.  Thank you Ayumi for sharing!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Few More Pillow Cases

Yesterday I sewed up a few more pillow cases so I have a total of four to send to the ConKerr Cancer Organization.  Hopefully they will make a few sick kiddies feel better.  I will wash them today, then pack and get in the mail this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew In

It has been awhile since I participated in a FNSI. And after working all day, then going to Zumba, I wasn't in the mood to sew once I arrived home last night.  But since this sew in was for a good cause I made myself go into my sewing room and whipped up this quick pillow case.  The sew in  hosts asked that participants make a pillow case for a critically ill child.  You can read about the cause at the ConKerr Cancer website.  I hope the pillow case helps brighten a child's smile. I'm going to make another, then I can wash and mail them off.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NJ Shop Hop Day 4

I made it to the last two quilt stores today and finished the shop hop.

Quilting Possibilities - Forked River, NJ

Olde City Quilts, Burlington NJ

I turned in my completed stamped passport at OCQ since it was the last shop for me to visit.

The shop hop goes until Sunday, April 22. Then the 11 shops will get together and draw the winners of the prizes. It would be nice if I were one of them. Regardless, the hopping this year was a bit kaotic due to my busy schedule but I made it and added to the stash along the way.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NJ Shop Hop Day 3

Today was a long day of shop hopping. There was a bus full of quilters going to all the northern shops. Goodie bags were given out. Raffles were drawn. I managed to win a fat quarter, LOL! The day started and ended in Pennington. It was a fun day spent with others who share the love of quilting.

Kindred Quilts - Clinton, NJ

Aardvark Quilt Shop - Morris Plains, NJ

Cozy Quilt Shop - Maywood, NJ

Fabric Inspirations - Manalpan, NJ

Mouse Creek Quilts - Howell, NJ

Pennington Quilt Works - Pennington, NJ

Monday, April 16, 2012

NJ Shop Hop Day 2

Today was an easy one. After work I headed to the Little Shop before I headed to Zumba.

3rd Stop - The Little Shop, Haddonfield, NJ

Sunday, April 15, 2012

NJ Shop Hop Day 1

The NJ Shop Hop has begun. This years hop is 10 days instead of 5. Because of my busy schedule I'm not hopping with my buddies the Jersey Girl Quilters. It actually started April 13, 2012. However I was out of town so I didn't start until day, April 15. I went to Chicago for the weekend so I didn't start until I returned today. I went to Swedesboro directly from the airport.

First Stop - Needles & Pins, Swedesboro, NJ

Second Stop - The Village Quilter, Mt. Holly, NJ

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Forgotten Mondo Bag

I just realized I never posted this Mondo bag here. I had posted it on the Jersey Girl Quilters blog because I made it during one of our sewing days. This was mondo # 4 and it was a gift to a very special person who will get the matching Bermuda Bag for Mother's Day. I made this with a jelly roll of batiks.