A Sewing Weekend

Happy Sunday!  Now that it’s over haha.  And, it’s even Monday for some of you.  I’m late as usual  ;-D.

Oh well, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great, even though it’s hot outside.  Not much happening here — it was nice and quiet, so I escaped summer’s heat and spent a lot of time sewing in the dungeon.  I finally finished piecing the second Little Red Riding Hood quilt top for my Grandma room.  The pieces have been on my little portable design wall for several months, and every time I’d walk by, half of them would fall on the floor.  I’m so excited to have that project finished!  I’ll hand quilt this second quilt just like the last one, but I’m in no hurry — maybe I’ll put it on the frame sometime this winter.

After finishing the quilt top, I started playing with a new little quilt for FinallyAGirl.  Pink!, of course.  When I told TheManoftheHouse what I was working on, he said “Doesn’t she have enough quilts already?”  Silly Man.  Probably, but that’s not the point.  Each one of MY babies will have a little hand-quilted baby quilt from their Grandma — you know, one that’s more traditional, and maybe a little keepsake.  I made a few blocks to test out the pattern and then proceeded to cut lots of little pieces.

Thimbleanna: Pinks!

I’m really excited about it — it should be a fun little project.  I’m going to take my time and enjoy the process.  Here’s the scrap-pile of yumminess so far.  ;-D

Thimbleanna: Pinks!

I also finished some of my little vinyl project bags.  Some of the fun prints from the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements collection have arrived and I couldn’t help myself.  You might remember how much I love a good map fabric, and I thought these fabrics would be perfect for project bags.  I cut these a little bigger than the ones in my instructions too — 11 x 14 instead of 10 x 12.  It’s fun to have different sizes.

Thimbleanna: Project Bags

I LOVE them.  I even used recycled vinyl because I couldn’t find my vinyl stash (er, one piece LOL).  Of course, I found it after I had these little bags sewn together.  For  probably more years than some of you have been alive (!), I’ve been saving those fancy vinyl zippered bags that new mattress pads and comforters come in — do you know the kind I mean?  I was thrilled to be able to cut one up and recycle it!  Two of my bags have already claimed projects — a new start on some socks and a little something for a certain little baby girl which is almost done and ready to be blocked.

Thimbleanna: Project Bags

So, that was the weekend here. Pretty boring for most, but exciting for a quilter! Off to bed now — have a wonderful week!

XOXO,
Anna

25 Thoughts on “A Sewing Weekend

  1. mmmm you are the best! and love those pink stars.

  2. Mary Ann on July 25, 2016 at 12:25 am said:

    Never enough quilts! I love walking into their playroom and seeing a makeshift tent, a doll bed or picnic laid out. And all in a jumble of colors, patterns and holiday fabrics that says Nana loves you! These projects bags are so fun, I need to get them on the to do list!

  3. My vinyl project bag has been in constant use since you gave it to me last year!! I am looking forward to some relaxed sewing now that our quilt show is over!

  4. She has enough quilts? I’m sorry, I don’t understand that at all. It’s a bit like “she has enough fabric” or “enough yarn”. I just don’t get it! :oD

  5. can’t have too many quilts! Love those pink stars – my grands still have their baby quilts that I made sitting out in their rooms or on the living room quilt rack downstairs and they are 14 & 16 now!!

  6. Stephanie on July 25, 2016 at 8:30 am said:

    Men are silly. Love the pink stars because FinallyAGirl is a little star. :o) Love the vinyl zip bags and what a great idea to reuse the vinyl from blanket bags.

  7. I’m glad your baby grandgirl will get yet another love-filled quilt from her adoring Grandma. Love the recycled vinyl bags too. Good form!

  8. Very clever idea about the vinyl! Genius in fact. Love the pink stars! So fun Anna!

  9. Judy on July 25, 2016 at 9:49 am said:

    I have never thought of using the vinyl from those bags. Thanks for the great idea. The pink quilt for your grand daughter is going to be beautiful.

  10. Lovely pink stars for that sweet baby quilt….and no one can ever have too many quilts!! Love your map fabric and gorgeous bags too….wish I’d kept all those vinyl bags now, I knew they looked useful for something even when I was binning them!!
    Enjoy your sewing and keep cool!
    Helen xox

  11. I don’t think there can ever be enough quilts, especially beautiful quilts at Grandma’s house. The pinky-red in the stars is so pretty. I love your vinyl bags too, what a good idea. I often save those when I buy new bedding and they’re great for storing things out of season. Yours are much nicer, though. I hope you’re having a good week so far.

  12. It’s Tuesday now! How lovely to have a beautiful heirloom quilt from Grandma!

  13. OMGosh to upcycle the vinyl from the bedding bags! Doh I wished I had thought of that clever one.
    Love the bags and those sweet sweet pink stars. precious.
    xo

  14. I NEVER thought to reuse those bags. What a great idea!n I can’t wait t see the pink quilt.

  15. Oh yes you did have a great quilters weekend!! Very cool project bags with recycled vinyl. Love all the gorgeous, yummy pinks!

  16. What a fun weekend you had! Hasn’t The Man learnt yet that there’s no such thing as “enough quilts”??! Love ALL your projects……enjoy xx

  17. pink snippets make me happy … and there is no such thing as “enough quilts”

  18. and here i thought themanofthehouse understood you….so disappointed in him. there can never be too many quilts in the house and a child can never be given too many wonderful handmade items. HRH will share these wonderful gifts with her children some day.

  19. The little pink stars are super cute and the project bags – oh my!

    I saw a vintage quilt made with lots of 3 1/2″ stars, really like it, want to make one, not clue if I ever will. More ideas than time. You know. ;)

  20. Loving your bags. You can never have too many. I love having them for projects too.

  21. How did I miss seeing this for almost a week? Time flies. That pink quilt is going to be gorgeous! The fabrics and blocks are super yummy. I had to smile at your hubby’s comment – silly man indeed. I love your new project bags too. I just finished my last 3 and was thinking about larger ones next. Never boring! It’s what we do, right? Have another great weekend!

  22. Sarah on July 30, 2016 at 8:55 am said:

    Super cute little star block!! I had no idea one could recycle those bags, now I have no excuses left for not making a vinyl bag. Thank you for the inspiration, as always!

  23. Oh all the pinks!! Someday, I am planning to make a starry pink quilt, although in my head they are more pinwheels than stars.

  24. “Each of my babies”? You’re not planning to stop at one grandchild, then…?

  25. I can so tell you are loving that little grand-baby and the little quilt is going to be so cute!

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