Sunday, August 27, 2006

Another Finish and Hello To Ella

I finished my Quilter's Necessary tonight. I'm happy with the results. This is the first time I've used fusible web (Wonder Under) and it wasn't hard at all. Now I'm ready to try it for appliqueing. This project was also good because I used fabric that I bought this month so the fabric didn't have time to get friendly with my other fabric!

Here are some pictures of my Necessary. The first one is the wallet closed. There is a pocket on the other side of the cover for holding a 5 x 8 cutting mat.

Here is the wallet open with the pockets closed. I added some buttons for fun. I have snaps somewhere in my studio (they were there yesterday). Once I find them I'll add them to hold the pockets closed. In the last picture I opened a couple of the pockets to show you where I can keep a small ruler, a pencil, a seam ripper, a hand presser and needle pages.

The stitching isn't perfect, but it was a great learning experience and I'm sure I'll be using the necessary for a long time. Now I just need to schedule a retreat so I can bring it with me. I think I may have one in September, but I'm still working on the details.

The last picture is of me and my newest niece - Ella Anne. She was born last Monday weighing in a healthy 8 lbs, 8 oz. She is my 20th niece/nephew and I doubt she will be the last one. She is the one who got the quilt that Tasha and I finished yesterday. Her mom loves the quilt and can't wait to use it.

Some people have started talking about September goals. Nancy has mentioned only buying fabric for one quilt with a little extra and if she finishes the project she can do it again in October. As for me I have several sewing/quilting days in September so I'll be able to work on lots of projects. At this point I don't think I need to buy anything to work on or finish any projects I have. But I do intend to work on many projects.

Here's a question for those who read my blog - I would like to add a To Do List to my side bat, but I'm not that tech savvy. Can someone point in the direction where I can find the code for added the list? Thanks!

Well, it's late and tomorrow is a work day. I've had a great weekend, but it's time to go to bed.


computerpeach said...

I have a tutorial for the type that is on my sidebar - Sidebar Project List

Susan said...

Love the necessary and the baby. =)

Gail said...

Welcome, little Ella

EileenKNY said...

I'd like to learn how to do that also.
Your niece is a little sweetie. May she be happy and healthy always.

Patti said...

Love the necessary Paula. What a precious baby. 20 nieces and nephews - how very lucky you are!

Let me know if you still have trouble with your sidebar after following computerpeach's tutorial. I might be able to help.

Shelina said...

I like the necessary. It is really cute.