Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Did you know...

I'm crazy?  I finished sewing the last block today for my OMG project and sewed them all together.  I laid the top on the bed to see how it looked.  I think I want to add a border or something around the outside.

Every block has fabric and/or a hexie from the original 'unloved' quilt top.  Since every block has a focus center, I guess it's sort of an 'I Spy' quilt.  I'm anxious to see how it looks when it's quilted.

I also made two more bags for the Bag It 2017 event.  One is a zippered bag using a 12.5 inch block I made and quilted during the 501 Quilt Blocks Project.  The other bag is one I made using this tutorial by Susan Claire-GourmetQuilter using 10 inch squares.  You may notice that all the zippers are dark colored.  Years ago, I purchased 10 each of blue, black, brown, green, purple and magenta -- all dark colors because that's usually what I sew.  What can I say?  I got a good deal.  I'm determined to use them up.

Hope you had a good day.

-- Pat


  1. Your OMG project is coming together beautifully. Very fun and colorful. Your two newest bags are really cute. You are really using up some of older stash stuff.

  2. Bag look great and I like the dark zippers! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017.

  3. The quilt looks fabulous. The zippered bags look great as well. The zipper colors look perfect to me :)

  4. LOL! I have some off colored zippers I need not worry about using, there's got to be a good fabric for them out there! Love that quilt square bag.

  5. I buy zippers by the dozen - I love zippers as much as I love scraps, lol. Your bags are pretty - at this rate you're going to need to buy more zippers! ;)

  6. Your quilt looks great! Love the bags, and the zips look fine! I think they define the shape of the bags nicely!
    Barbara x