Friday, February 20, 2015

It's in the Bag and and on the Wall

The weather in Ohio continues to be colder than average, this morning 10 below zero in Kent, but I heard 20 below zero and more in other outlying areas.  Big sigh!  Can't wait for spring!
Meanwhile . . .

Fabric Grocery Bags

This week our Streetsboro Quilt Guild met early on Tuesday night to work on grocery bags for the church pantry.  It's an easy pattern and such a good idea for a better, more sturdy way to carry those paper bags full of food.  The paper bag fits right inside the cloth bag.  You can click on the pattern to make it larger.

The pattern is basic and you can use any fabric that you have on hand.  Here is a finished bag:

With all the ladies sewing, we were able to finish about 20 bags.  We need more and want to have them finished by Easter.

On the Wall

If you look back at my blog in August of2012, I was at a retreat at the Rural Thimble in Charm, Ohio.
During that retreat, I started a tumbler quilt.  You can see it hanging over the railing in the picture if you look closely.  It wasn't very big.  I found that UFO during my sewing room clean out and decided that it is going to be a "table topper."  And that's that!  Here it is on the wall:  Post Script:  That plan has now changed. 

Stay warm and think spring!!

1 comment:

  1. What a great guild project! Love the tumbler ... I haven't made one ... your's is beautiful! Stay warm!