Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The days are flying by :D

September has been a productive month - not so much for blogging, but at least, for sewing :)  I've finished up bits and pieces of fabric and supplies from stash, made some goodies for Blue Hills, and finished up some Christmas gifts.  I even found time to research and buy a new dishwasher - my old one was in pretty bad shape, and Maytag wanted $250 to replace JUST THE BOTTOM RACK.  Unbelievabley rude :D  (Of course, I'm replacing it with another Maytag, so the joke just may end up being on me, LOL).

Here are a few recent finishes:

Michelle Patterns Zip Pocket Pouches - the pattern must not be available now, as I don't see it listed in her store (NAYY).  I'm glad I got it ages ago - it's a great design :)

Boxy pouches - using up fat quarters :)

Sea turtle bibs - embellished with sea turtle fabric to use up the last bits and pieces :)

Sea turtle stuffy - a new to me project :)  I had to use the wayback machine to bring up the pattern and tutorial for this project, as it's no longer online - just call me Miss Marple :D

Sea turtle quilt - sorry about the fold marks - it's been sitting on the couch for a few days while I waited for the sun to come out for the picture :)  It's a D9P quilt, and it measures 51" x 51" (approx.).  The sea turtle and yellow TOT fabrics were from Joanns, and the batik is from a local quilt store.  

Here's a closer picture of the sea turtle fabric ... and the folds, LOL.

Picture of the quilt back - notice that the center block is patchworked from scraps :)

Close-up of patchworked center block.
The sea turtle items are part of a gift which will also include this book - it's been pre-ordered - I'm just waiting for it to arrive :D

Touch 'n Feel Little Turtle board book - ordered from (NAYY).

Posting to Celtic Thistle Stitches New to Me in September linky party ... and to the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew linky party, also for September :)


  1. What a brilliant set of projects you have been working on Sandra! I love the sea turtle stuffy.

    Thanks for supporting the Link Parties too :)

  2. Wow, you sure we're productive this month! I really like the turtle stuffy and quilt :) cuteness overload ;)

  3. I am so jealous of your productivity! Where to begin! Love all those pouches. The boxy ones are great for traveling. I think I have that other pouch pattern from when Michelle had a bunch on sale before retiring the patterns. Sets for travel would make great Xmas gifts. And that quilt and stuffy are really beautiful! Love your theme sets that always have a book, too. You are a dynamo!

  4. Well hey girl, you HAVE been busy! And I see you're blogging even more than me *giggle* GREAT finishes, love all the turtle stuff, that stuffy turtle is so cute!

  5. You make the best themed presents!!! That's one awesome turtle themed present. I have never heard of the wayback machine. Will have to check that out.

  6. A quilt to match the book? Or a book to match the quilt? Great combo of gifts either way!

  7. That's a lot of sewing, even for you. I mean, there's a whole quilt in there! Loving that cute stuffy turtle!

  8. I thought maybe the little turtle quilt was going to be for me :) lol. Everything is so cute!

  9. I'm really fan of the hanging sea turtle ! How cute it is ! And your quilt is great as well ! It's such a lovely gift !


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