Sunday, January 10, 2010

Yes, I'm still sewing....



I made the Nov/Dec cottages for my swap partners...there are only 3 of us, so it is easy to get them finished. I have been thinking of how to put them all together, but the others haven't been snowed in here with me, they are at the store, so haven't started anything. I am thinking some trees in between. 


These are the applique bags I am working on for the next swap. They will have guidelines for each bimonthly swap, such as polka dots, stripes, etc. I finished the applique stitching around the edges, but want to add a few trims by hand yet. I am sewing them together with sashings so I can display them better at the store.

I am going with a friend to look at a used quilting machine today...should be fun.

12 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, those bags are SO cute, Jean! What a great swap idea! Love the cottage blocks, too. I have a lot of catching up to do here. Your blog is always so inspiring!

Susan said...

Those handbag blocks are adorable!

Pat said...

Very cute handbag blocks!!!

moramargaritaster said...

Those handbag block are so cute !and the cottage swaps are lovely too.

Fiesta said...

Jean great bags.

Barb said...

Those bags are sooo wonderful but I am most envious of you going to look at a quilting machine....good luck!!

JustCindy said...

Great bags! I love the Christmas cottages.

Chris H said...

Gorgeous wee bags! You must show us them when you have added the bits by hand!

Melinda said...

The bags are cute but I really love the cottages. A cottage quilt will be so cute.

Melissa said...

Those little purses are adorable!

Gina said...

Love the handbags

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Catswhiskers said...

very good luck finding your previous loved quilting machine!!! I'd love to get one sometime....
Your swaps are fantastic and so full of details
Very inspirational
Gina