Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A winner (and also, my mom loves purple)

Before I get to the FOs, we have a little business to attend to! The winner of the Malabrigo Sock yarn and a ravelry sock or shawl pattern is... lucky # thirteen! Congratulations, Huei Sei! This yarn will be on it's way to Malaysia very soon!

I'm sorry I couldn't share with all of you that entered, but take heart;
I'll be sharing more goodies throughout the month. Promise!

Speaking of purple, if my mom could be completely surrounded by the color, I think she would. Her husband might not like it, but that would be her choice!

My mom recently celebrated a birthday, and I came up with three projects I thought she would enjoy, each in purple fabrics.

iPad pouch for mom

I made her an iPad pouch for her new toy, using Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2. [Side note: I'm such a huge JD fan. I can't recall a line of his I haven't loved, and I can't wait to get my hands on some Heirloom!]

I didn't use a pattern for the pouch, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

FO: Jane Market Bag for mom

I also made her a Jane Market Bag. I've now made at least four of these, and I thoroughly recommend the pattern.
I'm not sure what the exterior fabric is. It's from my grandmother's stash, but it's a really soft cotton. It kind of looks like a Kaffe Fassett print, but I'm pretty sure it's several years old. The pocket fabric is by Kitty Yoshida.

Finally, I've been working on the amazing July mini quilt from the purl bee. I should be finished with it in a week or so, but now that I've shown my mom her last present, I can share it with you.

What I've been working on

Geese! This is my first experience with flying geese, and I. am. hooked. Seriously! Geese are so much fun. The cutting is a little intense, but the result is just. Well, it's satisfying. I've since finished the top and pinned it (I'm using a very PLAIN backing). I hope to finish the quilting this weekend.

Happy birthday again, momma! I love you!


  1. Wow! As always, I'm impressed with your sewing. The gifts look great, and I love your color choices! :)

  2. I am a lucky birthday girl! And I am blessed to have a crafty daughter!

  3. My Aunt loves everything purple. All of her wallpapers are purple and she writes in purple ink! I am always trying to come up with new purple projects for her. So far, i have made her to purple quilts.

  4. your purple geese are mesmerizing!

  5. everything is awesome, but i especially love that pouch and the mini-quilt! i'm hoping to do some geese experiments myself pretty soon.

    lucky mom!

  6. I have never made flying geese either, and I always like them. Need to go there someday. Your monochromatic-ish composition looks super cool.

  7. Pretty in purple! Everything is so lovely. A parade of fab gifts.

  8. i love it all! i bought the jane bag pattern the other day and i have been itching to start one.

  9. oh and i forgot to say. i love your flying geese. i think there are few things more satisfying than perfectly pieced points! sooo satisfying!

  10. oh and one more thing... my birthday is in september... i'm just saying... ;)

  11. It's all so pretty! Your mom will love it!

  12. Everything is wonderful, but those flying geese are amazing!!

  13. All of those gifts look great but I've got to say that I LOVE that quilt top. You have one very lucky mom!

  14. Great gifts for Mom! My favorite color is green, but purple usually runs 2nd. Looking forward to seeing that geese quilt finished.


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