Friday, November 30, 2012

My 100th Post, Ruby Star Wrap Along

Ruby Star Wrap Along by capitolaquilter
Ruby Star Wrap Along, a photo by capitolaquilter on Flickr.
Little Snack Sack made for week 4 of Ruby Star Wrap Along.  Mine is intentionally a bit larger because it's actually the wrapping of a gift and I wanted to be sure the item fit.

I also decided to do QAYG which led to the need for binding since turning down the raw edge like the book says to do would've been too bulky.  Since I don't own a serger (yet).... I just used an overcast stitch to finish the inside seams and they look just fine.

 Did anyone else feel the need to explain to their kid what a plastic sandwich bag use to be like before the invention of zip lock? I was relieved my son knew what I was talking about but I'm sure many younger ones are clueless - like a rotary telephone, VHS or cassette tape.

This pattern is very similar to the one we used to make the swag bags for our MQG Retreat last month.
Two Retreat Swag Bag, back and front
Here I am at registration all ready to hand them out - or rather, let people pick one from the table.  Julia also posted on our guild blog recap this picture where you can see all the goodies inside  Feels like a lifetime ago - boo hoo!

Here's a picture of the wonderful thank you gift for being committee chair of the Retreat, wasn't that just too sweet?  Sewing the Schoolhouse Tunic will be one of my New Years resolutions if it's not finished by then.  Josephine Kimberling's Hope Chest fabric so ME!

Linking up to Ruby Star Wrap-Along.  I'm really enjoying making quick small things - it's gratifying and to be honest I probably wouldn't have devoted as much time to the book if it weren't for the hop. No reflection on the book, just the reality of my lack of time crafting management or creative focus.

Also Linking up to  Finish it Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.  I was hoping to have the baby quilt to include in a finish but the day got away so I'm pleased with this cute pouch, scrappy makes me happy and so does giving.

100 Posts

I can't let the fact go without a little fanfare.  Remember the 100th day of school in Elementary?  Don't worry, I won't make THAT big of a deal. No counting beans or tally marks on the sidewalk, just a simple thanks for following or stumbling across my little blog.
"Let the Blogging Begin" Post #1
The most viewed post is the one from July with my Polaroids Chain Pieced tutorial and wins hands down without a close second.  I started my blog on March 16, 2012 and it's due for a makeover or at least some basic housekeeping.  I have much to learn (like how to "share" a picture from flickr and have it go to a draft post instead of creating a new post- do you know?) but at least I'm still at it. 

The constant rain has finally lifted. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Happy Quilting. Karen


  1. Too cute! I totally forgot about that pattern. Excuse me while I go find my copy of the book.

  2. Congrats on your 100th post! The pouch is nice. Like Rachel, I need to check that out!


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