Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catch up!

It's been a busy time here in the sewing room. Not much else to do when the weather isn't improving as rapidly as we want. When it rains and the yard is all mud, the best thing to do is to sew. That's what I've done.

First I promised photos of the lunch bags I've been making!

Very roomy! I think my daughter-in-law will have enough room for her lunch! I made a second one using the precut fabric I planned to use as lining in the previous bag. The lining in both is a water resistant nylon.

Lolah was awakened from her long sleep to quilt up some batting samples. I also wanted to test some new thread... this is Glide thread... gorgeous sheen and it quilts like a dream!

Lolah is sporting a new look... in order to increase drag when quilting pantos, I added bean bags... I really must make them prettier!

Then it was on to dressing her up for some serious quilting. This is the largest quilt I've loaded and it's probably at the maximum width on this 10 ft frame. If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know pantograph quilting is out of my comfort zone. I bought several quilts at the Lupin Quilt Show last summer in order to practice pantos on Lolah and this is the first one. 

This is my WIP for this week... check out the creative people at The Needle and Thread Network and Let's Bee Social.

The sun came out yesterday and it promises to be around today and tomorrow. That makes me happy!




  1. Lolah and Lorette have been busy! What a great big quilt you have loaded up there, my dear! Hope your pantos quilting went well. Those lunch bags are both sew cute. Your DIL will love it!

    1. Thank you Lorna! So far so good on the panto work. I'm halfway through the quilt and love it! Life interrupted my time with Lolah but I'll get back to finish it this morning and will load another! My goal is to quilt a second one before the end of the weekend. Must send the lunch box today!

  2. I think the orange lunch bag would be my fave, but only because I love orange. Your quilting sample is lovely and that is one BIG quilt you have loaded in your frame. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

    1. Thank you Jo. The quilt is finished except for the binding. See the following post. I LOVE these lunch bags! Roomy and very light; plus I like the way the shape is maintained with that foam interior. I haven't decorated this one yet... still trying to decide how to do! Thanks for stopping by!