Saturday, January 24, 2009

1st project completed in January!

This was a late Christmas present for my friend Bea so I changed it to a New Year's gift when I finished it and gave it to her earlier this month. The pattern is the "Easiest Tote Bag Ever" by Fig Tree Quilts (they have some awesome pattern designs) since I'm more of a visual person I developed the bag based on the picture on the front of the pattern and modified the size down to fit Bea. The batik I used has a subtle purple/gray base color with gray/silver swirls. I trimmed with a purple Moda marble one of my favorites in my stash which had to be over 10 years old. My sister Wendy saw this and now wants one for her birthday!

Oh, have to post this picture of yesterday morning's sunrise...the pink sky was amazing!
Also, I finished my friend Jan's Sisters quilt this week I used a pantograph 'Featheration' by Golden Threads using Aurifil Mako 40wt thread on blended nicely without over-powering the busy star & color pattern.


  1. Paige,
    Wow! The blog has developed a lot! Looks great!

  2. Oh I love that pink sky! I have never seen such an intense pink sky. Maybe I should get up earlier and see more sunrises.

  3. So, do you have any scraps of that black swirl batik that you would like to donate to my Baltimore Halloween quilt? There's a ton of bats, cats and witches and only so many black batiks! I'll swap you for some of my batik scraps!