I have been doing a little sewing while buckled down inside the warm house. I finished my version of the Thimbleberries 2007 quilt. I wasn't particularly fond of some of the fabrics used in the borders of the original quilt, and I really didn't need/want to make a bed size quilt. So the solution was to just take what I had and finish it into a lapsize top! It needs quilting still, but for now, I'm happy it's finished to this point and I can add it to my stack of tops.
I did get a quilt top quilted and I'm currently sewing the binding on. This is the top before quilting. It's made from a Quilter's Cache block called "My Blue Heaven." The blocks came from a birthday swap, where all the members sent me a block during my birthday month. :) I'll post another picture as soon as the binding is finished.
My friend Robin found this cute little pattern. It's called an Abbey Bag. The three of us (Peggy, Robin, and I) are all going to make one to take to our quilting retreat that is coming up in May. I needed a gift for a friend this weekend, so I decided to test out the pattern. Isn't it cute? It was pretty simple too...just follow the directions! What a concept, huh? LOL Ironically, the fabrics are from the Thimbleberries 2007 line...but that's because I still had some of them out on my table after finishing the top I mentioned above! :)
Hope you all have a happy, quilty, springy weekend!