Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My daughters quilt top progress, a bag and my siggy blocks!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I did get some sewing done today. First, I adjusted the sleeves on my MIL`s new winter coat. The sleeves were too long and the opening too big. So, I fixed it for her. She was very happy.

After she left, I started working on a little bag. I was still working on it when my daughter got home from school. She wanted to keep working on her Blush quilt top that she had started the night before. She had 36 rail blocks sewn and just needed to start sewing them into rows with the plain blocks. She did all the sewing on these blocks herself. She did do some of the ironing, but I did have to go over the blocks too myself. I cut out all the strips for her. I am not yet comfortable with her using my rotary cutter. I want her to keep all her fingers. She sewed all the blocks in rows. All she has to do is sew the rows together. I think she is doing really well. She is so excited about sewing with me. We were like two peas in a pod, last night and today. Two sewing machines on the table and us sewing at the same time. She talked non-stop the entire time and I had a big smile on my face. It was a lot of fun. So here are the rows she sewed today.
I made a little bag while she was sewing. Its nice to make little projects that can be done in one day. I used some Jennifer Paganelli -Dance with me, fabric to make the bag. It is so bright and cheery. I really like it. I used a vintage button on it. It adds a little bling to the bag.

Last night, I worked on my modern siggy blocks. I have half of them done. These are so cute. I just love these blocks. I think I am going to make myself more blocks like this for a more vintage quilt. These are so fast to make. I love them.


I have enjoyed my two days off. I have one more to go, then back to work for 6 days. hopefully I will have the chance to sew a bit more tomorrow. I have a lot of stuff to do though. So, we will see.

Ariane

13 comments:

Christine said...

Looking great and I love the bag too.

cheers
Christine

Catherine said...

Well done to your daughter for getting all her blocks done. So nice to be sewing together. Love that cute little bag and the vintage button really does make it!

retdairyqueen said...

YOUR DAUGHTER IS DOING VERY WELL
lIKE THE BAG

Jennifer said...

Your daughter is doing well at her sewing! That's a cute little bag.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ariane your daughters quilt is lovely ..and the bag is gorgeous.

jaybird said...

blush is looking good... and so are those siggy blocks!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Those BLUSH blocks are looking amazing - tell your daughter that I think they're wonderful and that she should come and visit and try to get my daughter (10 years old)to sew with me. At the moment there is no interest .... hopefully soon. Have a good day.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love your daughter's quilt. I did not realize blush was such beautiful fabric. I really would love to do a swap with her sometime. Your bag is gorgeous. I use mine all the time.

Deb said...

Your daughter's quilt is beautiful...she is doing a fantastic job!

Your purse is just too cute!!!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely:) It's all great

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! your daughter is doing great. It sounds like it was a nice time...I love the fabric line you are using....right up my alley!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your daughter's quilt looks so pretty.
Enjoy every wonderful chatty moment...I really miss those days with my daughter now that she is grown up and living away :(

Mandy Noble said...

Your daughter's quilt is lovely, such pretty colours! How old is she? My daughter loves to sew with me too but she is only six so we haven't really reached the sitting side by side on the sewing machine yet. The bags are gorgeous too.