Thursday, May 22, 2014

This and That

It was daughter dear's birthday this last weekend, and I thought she would enjoy some 'handmade' gift-wrapping. So I started with a project I saw on Pinterest - Fabric Twine by My Poppet
 I think I need to perfect my technique, but for the first time out, I thought it turned out ok.
 Plus it looked colorful and cute around a fabric-wrapped gift.
Then of course was the requisite Lined Drawstring Bag by In Color Order. I can't tell you how many of these I've made - Rachel's made oodles too. It's just a great little pattern and turns out so cute every time. This one's the Project Bag.

Not having the pleasure of attending Quilt Market last weekend, I must say I enjoyed watching from the sidelines on facebook and Instagram + reading folks' posts telling of their experience. And yes, seeing all the new collections is pretty exciting. Of course there had been alot of hype about the new Cotton + Steel, and it certainly doesn't sound unwarranted!

Not saying that's all I'm looking forward to, but some of many!

Also, I got word last week that my ástərisk quilt was accepted for inclusion in the special exhibit Modern Metallic 2014 at Quilt!Knit!Stitch! in Portland OR this August. So that's pretty exciting! Definitely worth the rush to get it done!


Lastly, something you probably won't find me doing any time soon, but I thought they were SO darling! Hexistars from Nellie's Niceties. I thought some of you EPP types might enjoy them!
 Hexiestars EPP template

That's it for now! Hope you all are having a good week and enjoying the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
Spring '14 Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.com

Linking up with Really Random Thursday.

15 comments:

  1. Love this fabric twine. I saw it in real at the Weekend made by a quilt friend and thought, I have to do this too...

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  2. Those Hexie Stars are gorgeous! Congratulations on being included in the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! exhibition! Well deserved and due reward for all your hard work!

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  3. Congratulation on your quilt. It is stunning and it will be so appreciated by the viewers. Good job on the twine.

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  4. congrats on your quilt entry! & the twine.... you did good. mine was a mess. Now the EPP I like.... will have to win you over on that one

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  5. what fun and useful randomness. Thanks for the epp link, I might give it a try soon.

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  6. Thanks for featuring my EPP project :)

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  7. I have made so many of Jeni's bags--from the very largest down to fairly small. They ALWAYS turn out great! Your twine is really cute--I bet your daughter really loves it. And I SO wish I could attend the show in Portland in August!

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  8. those stars are insane! But tempting... I love EPP. The twisted fabric rope is awesome.
    Leeanna Paylor lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  9. Wonderful news about the asterisk quilt, I sure love it.

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  10. Your gift wrapping is just so pretty and neat! I know she loved it! Congrats on your quilt's acceptance into the show, that will be fun!

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  11. Congratulations on your entry on the show!!! And the EPP is beautiful - I am sure going to try it as I really enjoy working with English paper piecing.

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  12. Everything looks gorgeous as usual. That fabric twine is wonderful! I am generally a really careless gift wrapper and that is something that I need to work on.

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  13. Thanks Debbie! I always feel bad throwing those skinny strips out but now I'm going to make twine! Love your fabric choices in the pics!

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  14. Congratulations on your quilt!! It's really a dishy number, and so glad they recognized how cool it was and will be putting it in their show. Bravo!

    Elizabeth

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