Charm Party Tote bags

I made these two tote bags this week from 5 inch square packs I bought at PIQF last weekend. It was fun getting back to these projects. I made quite a few of them years ago.

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Embroidered birds from Ponchatoula, La.

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In the mid-90’s, while visiting my sister in New Orleans, we went to the strawberry festival in Ponchatoula, La. where I found an old quilt with embroidered birds. The fabric making the lattice between the birds was ugly, so I cut it apart. The squares sat in a drawer for 20-some ¬†years. At the inspiration of a quilt I saw at the Guild of Quilters show this year I got the idea to put batiks between the squares. Here is the quilt top that resulted.

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Church Ladies’ Apron

A fun project for the last two days, my Church Ladies’ Apron by Mary Mulari. I used a heavy upholstery fabric that I had gotten at IKEA, and it was a good weight for the apron.

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Prismatic Star

20170612_142839My Prismatic Star, started in a class with Cindy Myers, based on a pattern by Judy Niemeyer. I omitted the lattice between the triangles and plan to add some smaller stars in the border.

 

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Patchwork Cottages quilted and bound

 

My Patchwork Cottages quilt is finally finished!20170115_101833

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Summertime Sampler

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So, I have finished 6 (out of 12) blocks in Erica Kaprow’s Summertime Sampler. When I started, I was just going to do the teapot, but it was so much fun, I continued. I’m still not sure if I’ll do all of them, but I figure, as long as I still have hand dyed wools, I should keep going.

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African lap quilt

This quilt is made with all African or African-themed fabrics. I’ve been collecting these fabrics for years and got inspired by some new ones I found at a stash sale last month The pattern is ‘Carousel lap quilt’ from Kim Schaefer’s “Cozy Modern Quilts”.
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