Fun Projects to Make on a Saturday

It’s not very often that I have a free Saturday, so I made the most of it!  Here are some projects I’ve recently made.

This is what I’m calling a Self Lining Purse.  Usually quilted purses (or a clutch purse) are lined, but at a quick glance at the directions for this there was no lining fabric specified.  The directions were a bit confusing – usually I can read through them and picture it in my head, but not these.  So, I just plunged in and just did it.  Magic!  Sew it this way and that way and turn it all about – and it’s a lined purse!  How cool is that?!  Naturally, I’ll tweek the pattern a bit and make it a little better, but you can be I’ll be making more of these.

Self Lining Purse

Here is a Stationery Holder.  I found a lot of pictures online but no real directions so I created my own!  This is just the right size to carry in a purse (if you are like me and have a large purse) or a briefcase.  How many times have you said, “Gee, I should write so-and-so a note.” but didn’t have any stationery or cards handy, then by the time you got home you’d forgotten all about it.  Well, not now!  This way all the supplies – including stamps and a place to store addresses – will always be handy.

Stationery Holder - inside

Stationery Holder - outside

This next project I actually made at the Indiana State Quilt Guild summer (a couple weeks ago).  I’m calling it an organzier bucket.  It has pockets all around the inside to hold all kinds of things.  At the retreat I used it to hold toiletries but it could also be used to hold sewing supplies or office supplies or whatever else needs to be organized. 

Organizer Bucket

And the last project I made is a Zippy Strippy Quilt (this is just the quilt top).  Usually the strips are sewed end to end with a diagonal seam, but I used a black square instead.  The squares really added some interest.

Zippy Strippy Quilt Top

Jane’s Running T-Shirt Quilt

This was a great collection of running t-shirts from events all across the country.  She picked it up a couple weeks ago but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had a chance to post it yet.  So…here it is:

Jane's running quilt

It turned out so wonderful and she was so pleased with it.