"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, November 16, 2009

Leftover "Pie Crust" and The Bags In Action!

What a nice weekend I had! It was so laid back, and happy! I got a lot of sewing done. Before I shaved off part of a finger, anyway. I think Hubby is just about ready to ban my use of rotary cutters! But that would mean HE would have to cut out all my quilt pieces, since there's no way I'd give up quilting. So we just keep the bandages and Neosporin in stock and go from there :)

I worked most of the weekend on this....

Christmas Tree Skirt Beginning
It's a new Christmas tree skirt! Well, this is 1/3 of one, anyway... I am SO happy with it! It's made with plain strip sets and the 10 degree wedge ruler from Phillips Fiber Art. It's amazingly simple, really. The only "issue" is that the edges of the wedges are completely on the bias, so they need to be handled very gently. I have all the rest of the wedges cut out and sewn into pairs, so it should only take a couple hours to finish the top. Then I need to do the hard part (for me, anyway...) quilt it! I think I'm going to have to pin this one and do it on my regular machine. It would be difficult to quilt it the way I want to on my frame.

Some other things...

Leftovers Mini Top
I took the leftovers from my "Pie Crust Pile Up" quilt and made a mini! I just love this little quiltie :) I am still deciding how I want to quilt it.

And, the grocery bags in action!!

Pretty Groceries!
I got so many compliments on these bags... people were definitely looking! They certainly are a lot brighter and happier than those drab "green" bags most grocery stores carry. Many people asked me where I got them... it was fun to see the look of surprise when I said I had made them. I guess there are a lot of people out there who don't craft and create things.

Those poor people... I really feel sorry for them!


  1. Love your action shot! They are super cute - hope I can get a pattern soon.

  2. That's going to be a beautiful tree skirt! And those shopping bags are so happy and bright...almost makes you WANT to go grocery shopping!


  3. Love those grocery bags! The tree skirt is going to be beautiful! :0)

  4. Love the tree skirt pattern and your bags looks fantastic!

  5. Hi Jennie, love the fabric combination you chose for the bags! Much more fun for sure!

    By the way, thanks for the Thanksgiving card - it was a tough day today at work and when I opened up your handmade card it put a smile on my face and the day was wiped away! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby!

  6. Oh I love your shopping bags! I have the supplies to make some, but never get to it~ some day soon! ;) Your future tree skirt is going to be lovely!

  7. Three great projects. The tree skirt is really pretty.

  8. I love this grocery bags! Would you please share where I can find this pattern?

  9. I love these grocery bags. They are great looking! Would you mind sharing where I could find this pattern?