This one is all mine! I custom made the interior to have pockets all the way around that are made specifically for my ipod, cell phone, pepper spray, pens/pencils, keys, and other items to make them easily accessible. The top closes with a braided paracord loop and a button from the Air Force Dress Blues jacket.
So I finally got my website launched. Design part is sloooowwww going since I really don't know what I'm doing and don't have tons of time to devote to it. I want to redesign the blog to match the website, which is not completely done yet either so both will be in a "limbo" status for awhile.
I designed this Army ACU purse for an Army wife who wanted it to look like the ACU uniform, but with a touch of femine style. I made the front pockets functional (as much as can be with a slanted pocket) with velcro closures, pockets along each side on the outside, and the inside has a pocket on the upper inside back, as well as 3 more pockets along the front inside panel. It is lightweight, has velcro nametapes and rank so they can be changed, a sewn on flag patch on one side, and unit patch on the other side.
This pattern was one of those that I instantly fell in love with when I saw a fellow quilter make several as gifts. Start to finish this only took me about 3 hours, which is really good for a first time pattern. Now that I've made one the next ones will go alot faster. Anyway, I'm rather pleased with the result. The interior has pockets all along both the front and back sides. I made 3 pockets along one side, and the other has 2 pen/pencil slots, plus 2 more pockets perfectly sized for a little memo pad and my cell phone.
Next one I make will (of course) be in Air Force ABU fabric for myself but I need to order another nametape for it. :)
I participated in a table runner swap on QN and here is what I made. This was my first attempt at a braided runner, as well as the first time I've ever done anything "quilt-as-you-go". I rather enjoyed that aspect of it. I have another kit to do it in Americana fabrics so I'll probably work that up sometime in the near future.
I've been participating in a round robin swap on QN for the last couple of months. I'm on my 4th of 5 rounds. I posted my center block earlier. Here are my contributions to the others in the swap so far:
I had this one first so everything added is my addition. I think I'm inspired now to do something in 30s fabrics. This one is going to be really cute!
I added the gold, green, orange, and brown striped border with HST corners
Thank GOD! This took way longer than I had planned. (What else is new) but it is done and overall I am pleased with the outcome. I could have probably saved myself time and headache had I used a pattern, but I couldn't find what I liked so I just made it up myself. This was a learning experience for me, so next time I'll change how I do a couple of things. The bag features two front pockets made to specs of the Air Force ABU blouse, with proper patches and nametapes as they should be (only change is that I moved up the nametapes 1/2 inch from where they should be, just to give pockets more access), elastic topped pockets on either end with rank stripes, and a long pocket along the back side with a flap cover secured by 2 buckles. Inside is large and roomy with 3 pockets along the back side. It is closed at the top with a double zipper, and has an adjustable shoulder strap.
I finally got a chance to get the group quilt top pieced for one of the ladies in my online group's new baby grandson, due to arrive in a couple more months. We had blocks from all over the country, as well as England and Australia in this group project :)
I'm a tester for Jess's new march mysery quilt, and my fabrics arrived today, so I'll be cutting this today and beginning on the first 2 installments. I LOVE these fabrics, Mark Lipinski's Krakow and Califon.
I love these bibs so much better than regular "tie" ones. They slip on so easily, and since they are a bit larger, they protect clothes better. I have a tough time finding them though. I finished the caterpillar on this one tonight.