Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Projects Yet Again

I decided to make one more garment for our Ruby Jubilee Festival when I had access to more of the great French General fabric, Rue Indienne for Moda.  After seeing this line at Spring Market in Pittsburgh I asked my local quilt shop, Patches & Stitches, to order some of it.  Two weeks ago it came in, right after I completed my less than successful linen jacket and switched to making a simple vest--see that story here.   They also ordered the great linen in a red paisley--that will be another outdoor-type jacket after I get home from Houston--I'm running out of time for any new starts.

Here is the replacement jacket--cotton, not linen, but it will work as a "working" tunic:

I added a Runaround bag, too, a little purse that makes it easy to carry my phone and just a few essentials when I leave the office on an errand or assignment.
Other projects ongoing:

A cute baby quilt called "Little Letters" from Temecula Quilt Co.   I started this a couple months ago for a "someday" grandchild.  They post 2 letters/blocks a week and they are quick to cut out and sew. 

Our quilt show committee had a meeting recently and I showed them what I am doing with the swap blocks they are making for me:

Most of the folks in the swap have their blocks done or will soon.  String blocks are very fast and easy for utility quilts.  Here is more info on string swap blocks.

The most important thing I did in the last week was decide on what quilts I want to have ready for our next quilt show--that helps me focus on what needs to get done next.  Two are to be hand-quilted so that has to get started soon.  The show is a year off but time seems to fly by!

That's it for now.  Check out Judy's blog to see what others are doing.

Let's quilt!



  1. Loving that jacket Barbara-see you in Houston!

  2. Beautiful jacket in French General fabrics !

  3. The jacket is beautiful and you will look smashing in it!

  4. Barbara, I'd love to (1) see your jacket in person and (2) know your pattern. I love sewing clothes and this jacked is wonderful!! Is it a tough one to make?? :)

    1. Very easy except there was no front facing so I added that red solid pieces to both sides and had to figure out the collar treatment. I'll so you the pattern next guild meeting.

    2. SHOW you the pattern and jacket