Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Gift and UFO Busting

A co-worker has a birthday next week so I made her a little cosmetic bag on my new sewing / embroidery machine.

I love this project from Anita Goodesign.  The stippling and the zipper installation is part of the design so the entire bag is made in the hoop. 

In an effort to clear out some UFOs, I pulled out Willow Weave.  WW was a sew-along hosted by Aunt ‘Reen last June.  I don’t remember why I didn’t finish.  I had all of the blocks pieced, just needed to be laid out and the rows sewn together.  This is the layout, I’m in the process of sewing everything together now.

I’m planning to quilt this myself…nothing fancy, using the walking foot and simple stitching in the ditch.  

That has been my weekend in a nut shell...well, other than a quilt show.  I'll share more about that in a couple of days.

Hope you all have a great week ahead J


Vicky Hunt said...

That cosmetic bag is so pretty...love the colors! Sounds like you have had a productive weekend. Have a blessed week....Vicky

Carrie P. said...

a very nice gift for you co-worker.
your quilt looks good so far. quilting in the ditch will work perfectly.

Kris said...

Beautiful bag and quilt top. Have you ever done any free motion quilting? It is fun, you should try it!
xo Kris

Anne said...

The cosmetic bag is gorgeous, Jeanna. I'm sure your co-worker will think herself very lucky!
Love the Willow Weave quilt. It's going to be fab when it's done. :o)

Carol said...

Your cosmetic bag is wonderful...your co-worker is going to flip! Love your quilt!

moosecraft said...

Very pretty cosmetic bag! Have fun with your new embroidery machine! Nice quilt too!

Abby and Stephanie said...

I love her name and Anita Goodesign appear to live up to it! :o) Very nice gift and so pretty too.

I love simple sewing and design. At times projects can get too complicated. Your quilt has that simple, cozy design that you just want to snuggle under.

Stephanie said...

Love how colorful the quilt is! And that sweet bag is so pretty :)

Have a delightful week, Jeanna - hugs!

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Your weekend looks to have been very productive. I'd love to hear more about your new machine what size hoop did you use for this project?

Candace said...

What a pretty bag, Jeanna! Your machine does great embroidery! Great stash buster quilt, too! You can even put that out for the 4th of July!

Sheila said...

Great cosmetic bag and your quilt is stunning :-)

Art and Sand said...

Okay, you have me with a whole new language.

What are walking foot and simple stitching in the ditch?

Aunt 'Reen said...

Such a pretty little cosmetic bag. I'm sure your friend is going to just LOVE it!

Your Willow Weave is looking great! (just got mine back from the longarm quilter)

Donna said...

I love the little bag too :) Your Willow Weave is gorgeous! I sooo need to use scraps from my stash and this is great.