Monday, January 4, 2010

BABY IT'S COLD OUT THERE!

Another Holiday season has come to an end.  I don't know about you, but January is a great month to work on all those projects, both new and old.  Just to fill you in, Janice and her family came to visit the day after Christmas.  Except for Janice's constant whining, (love teasing her) that it was cold and snowy, we had a great time.  We hit all the local quilt stores and stocked up on fabric.  She went home yesterday, and the first thing I heard when she got home was that Florida was colder than Utah.  At least you can ski in Utah.  While Janice was here, we worked on a bunch of new projects.  The first one is for her christmas present.  Janice got a KINDLE for Christmas.























No quilter with a KINDLE can go without a KINDLE COVER.  For those of you who don't know what a KINDLE is, I didn't, it is an electronic book, small, compact and very portable, but in desperate need of some cute protection.  We started combining different fabrics and different shapes.  This is what we came up with.

















We decided to have three different designs for our KINDLE cover pattern.  This was the first.


This was the second.






















This was the third one.  I started measuring, cutting and sewing today.



















 Here is my progress so far.



 




















We hope to have them all done in a couple of weeks, so if you are a KINDLE owner, you have to have these great covers.

We also have a new pattern ready for sell on the website, http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/.
 WAITING FOR LOVE is just in time for Valentine's Day.

We designed it to be used as a table cloth or a wall hanging.  It uses a Layer Cake pack and some yardage, or grab out your stash and pick your favorites.  It is fast and easy and the giant Ric Rac adds a special touch.


 Our New Year's Resolution:  Sew, Sew,  Sew.  Have a great week.
Janice and Marcea

1 comment:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very pretty new pattern. Yes it is COLD in Florida! And we are expecting at least a week of it :-( I really love how your blog design turned out. It's really classy.