Saturday, October 10, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

Ugh! I've been meaning to post but believe it or not couldn't get around to taking pictures of the things I wanted to post about! I hate it that it is dark so early again.

A couple of Saturday's ago we had our "almost" monthly quilty get together at the firehouse. We hadn't met since July and the attendance at that one was meager so its been quite a while since we all saw each other. A bunch of us worked on a tote bag featured on Moda Bake Shop with the Mill House Inn fabric line. Not everyone used Mill House Inn fabrics, a bunch used fabrics from their stash. It is always so cool to see the same project done in different fabrics/colors isn't it? Here is mine:
This fabric line is just awesome! While we were cutting our fabrics for this bag we decided to cut for the friendship bag tutorial on P.S. I quilt
It's hard to tell from the picture but this bag is only about 6" x 6". Not very practical but very cute!

I never showed my Halloween blocks from Jane's swap but I think I will wait - last night I bought sashing and I am REALLY going to try to have that done by Halloween. I might be quilting and/or binding it ON Halloween but hopefully it will be done! When I showed my blocks at the firehouse some of the girls were intrigued so we decided to do a similar swap amongst ourselves with Christmas blocks. It is a short turnaround - they are due on Oct. 24 so I bought fabric for that last night too and have my idea - now to make my 9 blocks.

I've been working on lots of other stuff too - swap stuff I can't show. I've become a little addicted to swaps on flickr. I never knew they existed until I did Doll Quilt Swap 7 - now I've found monthly mini quilt swaps, placemat swaps, teeny tiny quilt swaps! I'll have lots of pics of all of those as soon as I mail and my partners have received them - not to mention pics of the quilts I receive! Oh, and I did Aunt Pitty Pat's Bumps in the Night Halloween Annie Swap. I haven't received mine yet but my partner has gotten mine so I can show you. When she was sent she was holding a pumpkin in her lap but I forgot to take a final picture so the only one I have was taken before the pumpkin was added.

Bump in the Night Swap Annie

Last night I finished two Halloween pillows - I just LOVE these! I wish I could keep them out year round!!!!

Trick or Treat pillow
Black Cat pillow

Well, I hope that makes up for a few post-less weeks! I've got lots to finish this month and for now anyway I am on a roll. There is also a mini shop hop planned for this month. My birthday is tomorrow and a few (semi) local shops send 20% off coupons to use during your birthday month. Of course, I don't really NEED anything, but after they are nice enough to send you a birthday coupon it would be rude not to stop in and at least say hello, right?

Have a pieceful day!


Karen said...

I like your witch and the two pillows, especially the pillow with the cheddar and black cat!

sewkalico said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you have a quilty one :-)
Love your Halloween pillows and doll and the bags are really beautiful.

Mistea said...

Lots of inspirations there. The bags are gorgeous. Love that Annie Witch. Your Halloween cushions are perfect.

Talin's Corner said...

Happy Birthday Caryn!:) Enjoy your day, hope you get to sew.

I like the way your Moda Shop bag turned out.

Anonymous said...

Well a late HAPPY BIRTHDAY now, and I hope it was wonderful! I agree you must thank the quilt shops with a productive visit! And I love all your stuff! I'm amazed how much you accomplish! Florence

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Those pillows are adorable! I'm wondering if I could get some done before Halloween LOL. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday. The totes are really cutes. I like the ribbon effect. I am not sure if you have signed up or not but Aunt Pitty Pat is now having a Christmas swap, following along the lines of Jane's Halloween swap.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice bags........lots of sewing here..........