Thursday, 1 November 2012

I'm late, I'm late...for Tuesday's Date!

There's the monthly quilt workshop exhibition coming up in a couple of weeks time so I've been trying to get some projects finished to contribute to the show.
One item I have completed is a  "Quilter's Go and Sew" zippered notions case - pattern by Pat-e-Patterns   Here are some pictures of it:

I made a bit of a change to the pattern since I added the felt mini design wall on the left and made the vinyl zipped pockets flip-able, they were fixed in the original pattern.  Working with the vinyl was a huge learning curve as was putting in that outer zipper.   Am I likely to make another.... maybe but not for a while ;))

Do you see the pattern in the right hand pocket?  It is called "Pumpkin Patches" and is designed by Emily Breclaw of The Caffeinated Quilter .  I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.   Here's a closer look at Dottie, Squatty, Lottie and Slim the Pumpkin family:
Pumpkin Patches - photo used with Emily's permission
Emily's very cute and quirky pattern is well written.   For those who haven't done English Paper Piecing, she gives a very good tutorial on how to do it with clear diagrams.  Oh! and I have just found out that she now has a pattern shop on Craftsy so you can download her patterns in an instant!
I made a start on it a few weeks ago and showed you the first pumpkin in this post.   I had some very interesting guesses as to what it may be :))  I'm very sorry to say, however, that was as far as I got as life happenings and other project deadlines got in the way.  So it's not finished for this fall but I hope to have it done by next fall.

The little hexagons  laying on the little 'design board' are for  Kathleen Tracy's quilt of the month challenge for October which I started way back in ?? July was it.  So far I have made 7 little flowers, when I've completed 12 I can then start appliqueing them to their background squares.

Lastly, I have completed another Dear Jane block this weekend just past.

M-3 Fireweed Flower
Thank you to Anina of That Quilt blog for her excellent tutorials!!  I doubt I would have managed this otherwise.
This week I am attempting the Bottom Left Corner Goshen.  If you don't hear from me in a while then know I've been taken away by the men in white coats! ;)

I'm linking up to Connie's Tuesday Linky Party here.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Love your zipped up Notions Case. It looks like a good size to be both convenient and useful. Adding the little design wall inside is brilliant.
    Love the little Pumpkin family and your DJ block is amazing.

  2. I love your quilter's go and sew! What a great idea to add the little design wall.

  3. I love your quilting case - the addition of a design wall is a marvellous idea! Love the pumpkins!

  4. Love your quilting case and pumpkins.
    Can't even imagine what it would be like to stitch vinyl.

  5. Your sewing case is very, very nice, and I like the nifty alterations you made.

  6. Thank you, Elly! Your post made my day! That stitching case looks absolutely perfect. So many designs are too small to fit even partial blocks- I love thet yours even has a design wall!

    1. Thank you Emily :) BTW I've a good start on a second pumpkin person :))

  7. I just "Tagged" you!!!!

    *running out of the room*


  8. What a super little organiser - and I just love the felt mini-wall - very clever. But most of all I love the fireweed flower. If the men in white coats get you send me a hand-sewn note and I will send you a seam-ripper by return post, to help you escape the straight-jacket!!

  9. Where have you been, hon? Hope to see an update soon and Happy New Year!