What can I say? The fabrics are just so beautiful, I couldn't resist.
Jan 24: Started one of the purple sling bags
Brown Sling Bag for Joanne - 03/19/2012
Mar 19: Cutting out this sling bag to make for my daughter, Joanne. I have devised a way to make plusher, sturdier straps and want to replace the one she graciously bought from me. Shhhh! It is a surprise.
Pink Sling Bag - Not Made Yet
One day...for someone.
1st Purple Sling Bag for Pamela - 03/13/2012
Jan 24: I am making this one for my friend, Pamela. It must be chameleon fabric because every photo comes out a different color.
Jan 25: Cut the batting I am using as the lining. Decided to pre-wash the fabrics since I know this friend will wash hers!! LOL This way the bag won't shrink on her & the colors should no longer bleed.
Mar 13: Finished
2nd Purple Sling Bag for Joan - 03/16/2012
This small quilt pieced by Donna Roberson uses the Dogwood Trail fabrics. That's has some tricky points to piece, Donna!!
Dec 24-29 : Got all questions resolved. Back is ready to load.
Dec 31: IQ pattern is worked out & top is ready to load.
Jan 03, 2012: Quilted.
Jan 04: Ready to ship. Need an address.
Judy is one of the contributing artists to the booth, donating cards, posters and a Christmas mug & plate. As she dedicated it to me, I in turn dedicate it to all of you sister quilters!! I am so humbled and blessed by this kindness and honor. Thank you, Judy Tolle / RedQueensElf.
Robin is one of the contributing artists to the booth & you may remember her from the bell pull of her images on fabric. Today she surprised me with an original, glasses and all. LOL. Since we've not met in person, she created this from some pictures I sent her many moons ago.
I am so humbled and blessed by this kindness and honor. Thank you, Robin Monroe / RoMo.
Forget-Me-Not by Robin Monroe
_The flower symbolism associated with the forget-me-not is true love and memories. In 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. In a medieval legend, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted “Forget-me-not”. It is also told in pious legend that the Christ child was sitting on Mary’s lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see them. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared – ’Livingartsoriginal.com
Leave it to Joan to make an amazing memory quilt from odds and ends of well worn t-shirts, etc. After adding two borders and preparing the backing, I'll be doing a simple meander of moderate size.
Dec 10: Add two borders and prepare the backing
Dec 11: Loaded
Dec 12: Quilted. I will be doing the binding on this one as well.
Dec 13-16: Binding
Dec 16: Shipped