Friday 20 April 2012

Finish it up Friday - plus VOTE for me!!!


Over on the Quilting Gallery, the voting is taking place for the entries for the 'Just squares and rectangles' competition so please do pop over and check out all the quilts ~ and vote for mine!!! 
I'll send telepathic hugs to each and every one of you who does - how's that for incentive!?

I have listed my "Perfectly Plaid Log Cabin" quilt - so do pop over and
VOTE FOR ME...please?

Press here to get to the voting page - my quilt is halfway down and called


Plaid...I looooove plaid!  Have I ever mentioned that before? ;)

And now back to our regular Finish it up Friday with crazy mom quilts

I had another busy week.  Here is a mosaic of all my finishes:

1. Stoneware dish with mat white glaze and mauve-ish inside
2. Secret name badge for FQ Retreat
3. Practice name badge (with my name!!)
5. Fold-over flap button closure bag
8. Fold-over flap button closure bag (in London fabric)
9. Zakka Delightful Linen Bag (with HST's) 

As you can see, I made another fold-over flap button closure bag.  This one is in the yummy London fabric that I bought specifically for my Fat Quarterly Community Retreat sample swap items.  From the three I have now made, I now have my final measurements to make my 4 items (this one is too wide and not tall enough). 

The buttons may change on the real thing as I have homemade ceramic buttons in the kiln so they hopefully will be perfect for these wee bags!!  If not, I will use the gorgeous shiny glass buttons as on this one [hmmm...buttons] purchased from MacCulloch & Wallis haberdashery in London.  I used round elasticated chord but didn't like the way it sewed in so I will make an improvement on that detail of the bag on the real swap items.  I guess this one will have to be for me ;)  Oh well!!  I have some fun things to go in each bag too - but I can't show you those YET!!

Also this week, I participated in the Festival of Half Square Triangles "linky party" over at Canoe Ridge Creations and made a pillow and a mini quilt top. I'm #71 and #72 if you want to see what I added.  While I was creating and playing with fabrics, I thought that maybe I could use some of my HST's on a Zakka project and the Delightful Linen Bag was just the project.  Here is my version (with a hidden snap instead of a button closure and trim instead of lace - I have no lace!):

And that was my week - how was yours?  I didn't get my Block 6 finished this week for the Sew Into Solids Flickr group but I am still pleased with all my finishes.  I need to have Block 7 done for Monday too so this weekend I plan to get sewing!  Oh - I should have quite a bit of pottery to share next week - yay!  I'm so glad we are back to our regualr night of clay-play! 

I'll be checking out some of the other linked up blogs on crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday as there is always some amazing inspiration - you should do the same!  And remember to leave comments too - this is what makes the quilting community so much fun! 

I'll also be linking up to
Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday
sew many ways Find a Friend Friday

Enjoy your weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking my finish up here:
April Finishes


Charlotte said...

wow - another very productive week! I am impressed!

Beth said...

Everything looks great - that London fabric is super cool.

Cherie said...

You're always so busy! How do you do it. Going over to vote now =D

Mary said...

Very productive week! Love the fold over bag.

doodlebugmom said...

I voted! I also love plaids...and polka dots,gingham, and floral,and stipes...on my!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Thanks for your vote :) I love polka dots, gingham and stripes too. And lions, and tigers and..... ;)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Thanks Cherie :)

Ashlea Tenner said...

Hi Amy, I awarded you with the Liebster Blog Award! Go to my blog and check it out!! Congrats!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! So much goodness going on, I don't know where to start. Wait. I do. Homemade ceramic buttons!?! That is seriously awesome. You could sell those. Or do a little giveaway ;). Just sayin'.

Love your little fold-over bag! That fabric is great! And I love what you did with the little linen bag. It really is delightful.

Congratulations on so many wonderful things going on! And thank you for linking up!

xo -E