Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pretty Little Patterns

These came in the mail last week:




Aren't they cute? They're patterns for little quilts or fabric pictures, one is a bird "pinkeep." All designed by Renee Plains. I have a weakness for little bird applique and as soon as I saw these I really needed to get them. Now I just have to find the time. Found this fat quarter of a little bluebird print I forgot about in my shirtings box, so maybe I'll get motivated.




A couple of months ago I bought these patterns for really cute bags, also by Renee Plains. Hope I can make one of these before summer's over.




My 16-year-old daughter recently showed an interest in making herself a tote bag and so, in the interest of passing on the "sewing legacy," I took her to a quilt shop that had some really modern, cool fabrics, thinking I could entice her into making something, anything, before the urge passed. Here's what she picked out:


But summer means fun, don't you know, and it looks like she's going to be too busy making plans with friends to spend time sewing with Mom!



7 comments:

  1. The little patterns are really nice!
    And the fabric with the little birds is perfect.
    Renate

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  2. I have the pattern on the right, I love house quilts and just love that little one.
    OH I love that fabric you bought with the birds
    adorable!
    great bag patterns can't wait to see one made up!
    Kathie

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  3. The new patterns are so sweet, I love the little bird keep.
    Your daughters fabrics are great choices, they will make a nice bag.

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  4. Kathy,

    The trick to getting 16yo daughters interested in sewing is to make it a group project by inviting their friends to come sew too. Both my daughters (now in their 20s) quilt. Not as consistently as their mother, but they do quilt! That's how I got them interested.

    ~Erin

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  5. I'll have to try that one! (I can see the 16 yr old rolling her eyes about now.)

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