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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Sewing Machine is Smokin'......

Well not quite, but it sure hasn't seen this much action in yrs!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. We're still getting plenty of storms our way, but also lots of sunshine and HEAT in between.

First up is the Thimbleberries Quilt blocks from the second class session I had a few wks. ago.
It is very time consuming w/all the sewing you have to do, but I'm really enjoying it. This is block # 4......



I'm really trying hard to get all my seams to line up. This one is my favorite block out of the 3.

Block #5.......
Thot this purple was rather pretty.....

And block #6.....
not as crazy about this print, but I can live w/it........

Here's the first set of borders.....now these really took some time, but were pretty easy to put together.


Here's something I made today for a special someone and I plan to make a matching outfit for her to go w/it......... can you guess who it's for??? :))
I wasn't sure I liked this fabric at first, but the more I sewed w/it, the more I liked it w/all the bright colors in it.....
The bright green is the pocket on the backside....

This is one I made a few weeks ago, using the same Lazy Girl pattern....here's the front....
The fabric is actually just a tad darker than what the pic shows cuz of the flash....the red fabric is the pocket.......
and I couldn't resist making a little matching wallet..... 'Koin Keeper' from This & That designs.
The only thing I didn't like about this pattern was they called for 'heavy' interfacing, which made it almost impossible to turn inside out, making it very stiff.
but overall, I was pleased w/the tiny pockets and the little zipper for your change...
Well, my machine needs a rest and so do I~ lol. I will be back soon hopefully w/some more finished projects. I really need to give the sewing a rest and work on some cross stitching soon cuz my little needle is really feelin' lonesome right now. LOL

Here's your quote for today~"Walking w/a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." Can you guess who the quote is from??? I'll tell you on the next post ~if I remember, ha ha ha.....

Take care everyone!
**Tanya**

6 comments:

Parsley said...

Fantastic quilting! I really admire that skill.

Linda said...

You have been a sewing machine! Love everything!

Christine said...

Amazing work, Tanya! The borders are really going to set the quilt off a treat!
Those bags are beautiful - you could sell them no probs! The fabrics are gorgeous for young girls!
Keep your foot on the pedal, girl- your on a roll!!!!LOL!
Best wishes
Christine

Country Prims said...

I can even see the smoke over here!lol!

You are going great guns and all so lovely. You are going to be so proud of that quilt!

I love those brights too-can't wait to see the outfit:)

Shazy x

Wendy said...

Hey there :)
LOVE your blocks and borders! Its going to be a lovely quilt :)
And your bags are sooo cute, toy've been soooo busy on that ole sewing machine...lol!
Keep having fun
Hugs Wendy x

Angie Berry said...

Beautiful pieces! I love all the projects you've been working on. I know the owners of those sweet little purses and gonna LOVE them! =]