Monday, November 12, 2012

Winners!! And if you really want to sell a quilter....

Before I get into my coin purses, I want to tell you a funny...while at my last quilting retreat we had the local shop owner come in and give a demo on something new.   I have NO IDEA what it was I didn't want to get within 125 foot of that table.  I've already got too many things going on (hahaha-like coin purses!!) another gal and I sat at our table and chuckled about the phrase we kept hearing over and over again.....
 
"it can be finished in less than an hour, honest..."
 
YEP!!  that's the phrase!!  You want to sell something to a quilter all you have to do is keep repeating that phrase.  My partner in crime and I decided that sure you can make anything in an hour after you've made 500 of them!!
 
Here's my coin purses...




Here's some things that I figured out....


Sometimes the pattern does not fit the frame, see the gap in the upper right hand corner? Now you can make it fit, but really shouldn't we have thought about this first?  So it does matter what is going into the frame if you want a nice fit.
 

I really did like this one best, the size is just perfect, but it too had it's flaws....
 

 
 
The sides were cut too deep and hand stitching was necessary to close up the holes in the sides.
 

Yes, attaching the fabric to the frame with a basting stitch and beginning in the middle and working your way out I found to work best to center the body on the frame.
 
This morning (since I had nothing better to do) I found this blog on a blog hop and she too made her own pattern but if you look closely it appears she had the same problem I had when I attempted my first crack at making my own pattern...
 
 
 
Thought I was being so smart and not putting the batting in the frame area.....
 
 
Yep, sure looks like it's going to fit....or so I thought!
 
 
Here's the link to the other blog...
 
 
Hahahaha!!  Forgot all about those seam allowances...drat!!  Back to the drawing board.....
 
 
 
Notice the split in my pattern?  That's for the seam allowances I forgot the first time...
 
AND THEN....
 
That darn battery on my camera died....so I stopped.  I wanted to take pictures as I progressed, so you will have to come back and see how I did. 
 
Here's the lucky winners of the 10 frames and fatquarter....
 
Suzan from reluctant quilter
Laura from fabric-ating
Sandie from crazyboutquilts
Martha from averagequilter
Quiltsissy from 15minutesplay
Terry from aquiltingblog
JLVerde from Just Something I Made
Thearica - couldn't locate blog...
And finaly, Pinsandneedle @ quiltingbydawn
 
That's the list of lucky gals, so shoot me your address so I can get busy packing all of these lovely little frames and fatquarters up.  LOVE to see what you all do with them and if you think they are a breeze to make. 
 
OH!!  And don't forget, they can be made in less than an hour...honest...
 
As for me....as soon as that silly battery gets charged again, I'll be back at it.  So check in soon!!
 
Tons and tons of quilts coming soon so look for those also posting in the very near future.
 
Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne
 
love to hear what you've got to say....

10 comments:

Terry said...

Congratulations to the winners! To be honest, these always looked too fussy for me. I do better with flat things! LOL

Needled Mom said...

You're too cute! We have all done that sort of thing. Hey...who needs seam allowances anyway???? I can't wait to see more pictures.

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners.

Laura said...

Oh, Boy! I am very excited to be a winner. Thank you so, so much!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh my gosh! I am so excited! Thank you!!

SewCalGal said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful insights on tips of making these cute bags. Love your coin purses. So cute.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. I look forward to seeing the bags you create with these beautiful frames.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

gpc said...

I love your purses, and I LOVE having you tell us your problems so that, hopefully, I can avoid those and make my own, lol. Congrats to the lucky winners!

Jenny said...

These are so cute!

Gene Black said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Yeah those seam allowances are my downfall too.

Allie said...

I NEVER believe it when they say something can be made in an hour - or even a DAY. Joanne, your little purses are absolutely darling, I think you did a wonderful job girl!!!

Barb said...

Poor me but congrats to the lucky winners!!!