Friday, June 19, 2009

Its all about the fabric

First of all, I knocked off another nearly insane block, #21For fabric Friday, I'm showing the most expensive and special fabrics I'm hoarding. All of these except the red and yellow are American folk art. The one on the bottom right is a French border fabric, I love it but it's rather firm in texture.I had fun making up a couple of things from the show last week. I got a pouch pattern from Studio Mio which was very simple and quick to whip up. I like to make my bag patterns on freezer paper so that I can iron it to the fabric then cut around, easy peasy.
Here it is and I shamelessly copied the fabric idea from Jean who made one as a giveaway that Cathy was lucky to win. I don't miss much, lol.
Love the spring strip in the top, a squeeze opens it.
I got to use a snippet of my Aunty Cookie fabric and made this bucket from a free tutorial that Jodie from Ric Rac has on her blog. It was a quick thing to make also and is a decent size, 6" in diameter.
I couldn't resist this photo doing the rounds in email. Swine flu has got closer to home.

20 comments:

Lizzie said...

That last photo made me laugh Janet, may I snag it?
BTW I love the little purse, very snazzy.

Lurline said...

Lots of goodies there, thanks, Janet - I have printed two of Ric Rac's tute's just now - maybe one day!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Stephanie said...

Your blocks looks like a candy cane. Pretty. Cute photo of poor piglet. I've seen some funny cartoon about piglet and also kermit the frog and miss piggy.

Crispy said...

Gosh great stuff on your blog today!! Poor Poor Piglet, a victim of racial profiling...not a very nice thing for the Pooh gang to do ROFL.

Crispy

jean said...

Janet
Loved your entire blog post today. Glad to see I gave you some inspiration, after all that is why we blog.
Tell me more about these nearly insane blocks, they look amazing, almost as addictive as fussy cutting hexagons I imagine. We have very similar tastes in fabric , love the French border fabric

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Nice fabrics! I love them all. And the freezer paper pattern is a great idea.

That Nearly Insane block would probably drive me insane. You did a great job -- perfectly pieced.

Fiesta said...

Poor piglet!
Your insane block is the most beautiful I have seen.

belinda said...

Great Block!! Love the little bag with the 'spring' opening!

Darlene said...

Cute, cute bags, Janet!

Oh no poor Piglet!!!! LOL

Yvette said...

Your Insane block is fabulous! When I saw it I was hoping I hadn't done #21 yet so I could do it just like that. LOL

Nedra said...

Love those fabrics. In fact, I'm at my girlfriend's house and I had to show her your post. She drooled! And she wants to also make your Candied Hexagon's quilt with me.

Karen said...

The use of the stripe in your block is very good. It really makes the block!

Julia said...

That last photo so cute...made me laugh Janet..Your Insane block is fabulous!..
Julia ♥

QuiltChick said...

that was just flippin' hilarious, made me laugh out loud. I show the funny stuff to my 19 yo daughter, and now she thinks all quilt bloggers are nuts! I love it! thanks for a great blog!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww. Poor Piglet -- I think I'm going to cry (right after I stop laughing hysterically!) Great fabrics and I love that adorable little snap top bag -- too cute!

Maree said...

Very Nice choice of Fabrics there...well done on those Insane Blocks ..know where I would be heading doing those..lol...
Great Inspiration with the Cute Bags...
cheers

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Janet you have been busy...love your pojects, your Nearly Insane block is truly lovely...I hope Piglet is now releases...LOL...

Miri said...

Oh poor Eeyore!

I think your blog is terrific and have given you a fun award. Just go to my blog to get it! :)

Lea said...

*LOL* That photo is hiralious!!! That's a good one.*LOL*

Those expensive fabrics are beautiful.I specially love the bottom left fabrics, love those vintage looking blue.
and your pouch is very cute as always.*S*

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh, you're hilarious! Piglet's in quarantine.

Your Nearly Insane block is so beautiful. I love the fabrics. Yum. I want some like that! :)

Actually, everything is wonderful and this is a great post!