Friday, March 4, 2016


After I finished that adorable apron last week...I was able to take the scraps and make this sewing station caddy. The Breakfast Club crowd made these in a class not so long ago...but I wasn't ready to commit. Now I know I was just waiting for the right fabric to inspire me.


The pattern is from a 2015 Better Homes and Garden special issue, "Christmas Gifts and More." The pattern calls for pockets on both sides...I didn't have enough scraps of the fabrics to make that happen. No is the side my sewing machine can sit on anyway when I take it to class.

Perfect little pockets and a bigger pouch for my 6 1/2 x 12 1/2" long ruler that is one of my favorites for taking to classes. it all makes sense. The lime green coordinates with my sewing machine tote and my matching class supply bag.

I'm marking another quilt top...simple but tedious. If my hopping foot was centered accurately I wouldn't have to do so much marking. I have spent hours trying to fix that problem but never get marking straight lines when I need them reasonably even will be a necessary evil with these kinds of designs. I must go with some free-form designs on the next project. Feathers are so much easier...probably part of the reason we quilters love to quilt them so often!

I really need to get back to this project. Two hours of cutting...eight blocks.

I have lots of fun activities to attend starting this weekend...Alaskan unique!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Looks like you have been busy from what I can see with my blurred vision - I so hope to get back to quilting in a week - this enforced break from quilting and the computer is driving me crazy - glad I can at least see good enough to read blogs a little bit by squinting!

CecileD said...

Lovely and practical finish Debbie !
Are you making a quilt for The 4th of July ?