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!


Renate Bischoff said...

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

antique quilter said...

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
great bag patterns can't wait to see one made up!

Kathleen Tracy said...

Kathie, don't hold your breath . . .

Karen said...

Love the little bluebird print!

Wendy said...

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

Anonymous said...


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.


Kathleen Tracy said...

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