Friday, July 15, 2016

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner......

I finished absolutely nothing this week in the way of sewing! I did get a lot more packing done and enjoyed the comments on Lemons to Lemondade! I learned of many ways to use my lemons in the future. No more waiting.....


Chantal of At the Corner of Scrap and Quilts!!! Here is what she had to say:

 I love your bags. So wonderfully colourful! I too love navy and lime together. I do shy away from bold fabric though. I don't know why since I always appreciate it when others use such fabrics in their projects.
I use to put all my binding leftovers in the bin for string blocks. I saw a quilt made with such leftover bindings strings and now, I'm thinking I can do that too. Fabric that are old or "what was I thinking when I bought that" kind of fabric go for the backing of placemats. I also try to "hide" little pieces of them in my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt, whenever I can. Thank you for the chance to win. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by and telling your lemonade story. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Lemons into Lemonade and a GIVEAWAY!

Sorry I missed posting last week with my latest Giveaway but the flu bug had other plans for me! I started feeling "poorly" on Tuesday evening and by Wednesday morning I decided staying in bed was the answer. Didn't start to feel human until Saturday, thus no post!

Anyway, last week I uncovered a jellyroll quilt race quilt that I had made sometime  in the past! I had some jellyrolls that I got at Tuesday Morning. Since they were blue and green strips, I could not pass them by because those are my favorite colors!!! BUT I also knew that I would never quilt it...please don't ask why I made it other than the challenge of the jellyroll race!!  I had even put sashing on the quilt...don't know what I was thinking. OK, now what can I do with a quilt top that I know I will never finish? Cut it up and use it for other things. First thing up was a couple of totes. Just simple totes for the grocery store or the library.

I used some of the sashing for the handles

I lined it with navy blue and added a key fob

Second tote with polka dots for the handles and lining.

Ok, if I have totes, I will need some cute little clutches!

This is made from the two sashings. I do love navy and lime!

Just a plain navy lining.

Another tote with a cute little zipper pull. If you need some split rings check out Home Depot! I found them in the key section. 1 inch rings packaged in 2's for $1 per pkg!!!!

Still another clutch

I used the navy polka dotter fabric

As you can see, every clutch and tote is different because of the layout of the jellyroll race quilt. I was going to make several other projects but the nasty flu decided differently. I have plans for some placemats and maybe a bathmat like Crazy Mom Quilts made. Who knows what else I will come up with...I have a lot of quilt left to cut up!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!  I have filled  a 8"X8"X4" box and you wouldn't believe what you can stuff in a box that size! There is a fat quarter bundle of some really pretty flannel, a Moda charm pack, a mini charm pack, a pack of Universal needles, a roll of heat and bond, a set of three 45 mm rotary blades, a partial Moda jelly roll, 2 spools of Gutermann thread, a package of thin leather strips to use for zipper pulls and a cute little round storage box. Who knows, I might add something else..there is a little room left!  All you need to do to win is leave  a comment telling me how you made lemonade from some "lemon" project of yours. Please be sure to leave your email address in your post so I will be able to get in touch with you if you win! The Giveaway will end at midnight July 14th.  Good Luck to all!