Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday

Here's my current WIP:

This batik turtle quilt will be donated for a charity called the Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation.       My daughter-in-law is involved with this wonderful organization.

It took a weekend to applique the turtles and piece the blocks and borders to complete the top.  If you click on the picture, you may be able to see the small turtles that are in the last border.

The backing was pieced on Monday.  It will be "sandwiched" next and then quilted.  This is the second fun batik turtle quilt I have made.  The pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine, Sep/Oct 2004.

Ryan's Run 2013 will be held Mother's Day weekend (Saturday) in Saratoga Springs, NY.  I hope to post a picture of the finished quilt.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WIP Wednesday!

Just a quick picture post of a purse that recently made for my SIL, June for her birthday.  June picked the black and orange batik from my batik fabric stash.  It's was one of my favorite batiks ever!  The pattern is "Margo" from Lazy Girl Designs.  It takes me several hours to make one because there are so many steps!  Definitely not a "down and dirty" project, however I have another one in progress for a total of 4 I have made with this pattern so far.

Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing...the days pass quickly when I am sewing!

(Found this saying and it seems to suit the long cold winter/spring we have been having here in Northern NY!)