Tuesday, December 27, 2016

December OMG Finish

I did finish the Diva wallet for my sister and now I am working on another for myself.  I also finished a table topper for my sister Pam.  The original design was by Becky Jorgensen and the baskets in the corners were all the same.  I used some of Little Wooly Basket patterns from Linen Closet Quilts for my baskets.  My intent was to have seasonal baskets-Tulips for spring, Strawberries for Summer, Helenium for autumn and Evergreen with berries for winter.  I had a grand time with both projects.

When I was making the wallet, I was showing my progress to my mother.  The design has card pockets and my mother commented that she would worry that the cards would come out of the pockets.  I deconstructed the wallet and turned the card pocket unit inside out and added a zipper on top so that cards would be secured inside.  I used Straps-part-two: How-to-make-an-adjustable-bag-strap tutorial to make the strap for the wallet.  It has both a wrist strap and a detachable strap that can adjust to shoulder or cross body lengths.

The table topper was an opportunity for me to use my quilt rulers.  I used Ronda's Crescent and Double S Rulers to do the curved crosshatching.  I had echo quilted the baskets and I used a Westalee diamond ruler for one round of the center and a curve for the center section.  I washed and dried the quilt and the quilting and the wool baskets puffed up.  I had used some water soluble thread to baste the quilt and had some pencil marks that needed removal.   I like to wash and dry my quilts before I gift them.  I should put the washing instructions on the label.  I used the alphabet lettering on my sewing machine and stitched my label on the binding of the quilt.   I used 3 or 4 rows of my wavy zigzag stitch in the dark narrow borders.  I am very happy with my new Bernina ruler foot. It works much better than the other one I had been using.  My rulers work on all sides of the foot.

 Now what will I commit to complete for January.  Hmmmmmmmm.


  1. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish. Don't forget to add the link to the linkup post.

    1. I have an Elm Street Quilts Button on my blog posts. I am not sure what you mean my the link to the linkup post?

  2. The table topper turned out beautifully! Congrats on meeting your December OMG goal.