Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Clothespin bag and a mini.

On a few blogs and websites I saw clothespin bags. I just had to make one for myself.
I grabbed my scissors, fabrics, and with some cutting, thinking and sewing this is the result.
Now I know how it works I have ideas how to make it better.



I completed a mini, OOH, I love minis!
I quilted it with the clamshell pattern. I used the method in the book “Quilting with Style”, its a great book! If you like hand quilting I highly recommend this book by Gwen marston and Joe Cunningham



Lucy

35 comments:

Wendy K said...

A gorgeous mini quilt and a cute peg-bag....what more could you wish for.......oopps chocolate! lol!

Suzie said...

Your mini quilt is so lovely! It is a very cute pattern! Thanks for the tip, I love handquilting and I'll take a look at the book.
The peg-bag is pretty, too!

tami said...

Adorable clothespin bag. My gramma always had one on her line.
Minis are my favorite too. That is adorable. How big are the blocks?

May Britt said...

Beautiful mini. I love the colours you've used.

Anonymous said...

I make a clothes pin bag that is much like a nail pouch. It's like an apron with a deep pocket across the bottom for the clothes pins. I use an old pair of blue jeans that are no longer serviceable. When I am hanging laundry on the clothes line, my clothes pins are always right where I need them, unlike with a clothes pin bag that hangs on the line. My mom had this kind of clothes pin bag and it always seemed like the best idea to me---and my sister. I made one for her a long time ago. She kept up the practice by making a replacement one. You can use any heavy fabric, but it seemed like a good idea to recycle an old pair of jeans and they last a long time, too. You can also decorate any way you like.
Donna

Patty said...

Love your clothespin bag- great fabric... and your mini - yummy, yummy cheddar and sooo teeny weeny cute!

Belvie said...

Nice clothespin bag! Mine is a faded, ugly mess. I should make a nice one like you did.

I really like your mini-quilt too!

Anonymous said...

The mini looks like a large quilt. How big is it? It has
the look of summer. The clothes pin bag reminds me
of my mom and 5 aunts and how they would hang
white sheets on the clothes line. It was lovely to see
the flying in the wind.

Libby said...

As always, I just love your mini - I have had churn dash blocks on my mind lately and yours is a wonderful show case.
I have been wanting to tell you that I am getting to take a class next month with Joe Cunningham for hand quilting. I am just about beside myself with excitement *s* On your recommendation, I have the book and love the results. I just hope to get some real good tips and pointers in person *s*

Marisa said...

That mini is adorable. I love the cheddar color you used. It's beautiful! That clothes pin bag is lovely as well. Really enjoying your blog. I need to go back and read through your archives now.

Judy said...

Just lovely Lucy..I remember the clothsepin holder at my grannies. Love the quilt even more~!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute is that mini!

FabricMom said...

Very creative with the clothes pin bag. I love it. And the mini quilt of course.

Karen said...

Love the mini quilt. The cheddar color for the setting really makes it Zing! Good color choice.

Moorea said...

I really like the clothespin bag. My mom used to have one as we hung our clothes out all the time in Hawaii.
I miss having clothes hanging on the line, flapping in the wind. Your mini is so beautiful! Your choices of color are so great. congrats on finishing another one! Your mini wall must be getting full.

Lissa Jane said...

Love the mini quilt and the colours are just gorgeous.. and the clothespin baggie is very cute too, I'd need a couple of those though, I have a WHOLE lotta pegs!


Lissa

Kieny said...

Lovely little quilt! Thanks for the book tip.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

cute mini - love the colors. definitely echo your recommendation of that fabulous book.

Carolien said...

What a nice, fresh mini you've made! And your bag is very funny, nice colours.

Groetjes, Carolien

Heidi said...

I made one of these clothespin bags some time ago and love mine too. They are so handy and much nicer than the plastic holder I used to have for my clothespins.

I love the latest mini quilt Lucy! What a great color combination and fun way to use some of the reproduction fabrics. I too love minis. I hope to have a quilt finished to share next week on my blog. I am busily hand quilting it now.

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

vivi said...

hi, lucy! nice to meet you, i'm vivi from argentina, another patchwork addict ;)
i found your blog through another one i read often, and decided to leave you a big big kiss!
will keep you in my favs to come and see what you are doing..
your blog is really pretty!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love the orange in the mini! How original and fun. Looks great!

atet said...

Your mini is just lovely and so are your two oldest children. One thing I've found useful in taking pictures of my daughter is to use as much natural light as I can and to take lots and lots (and lots and lots) of photos. I also will simply follow her around and pray I get a good shot -- some days I get lucky, some days out of 20-30 shots I get 1 or 2 that are usable :0).

dineke said...

You have made yet another great mini quilt, it looks great.

Kathie said...

oh I just love that mini quilt and yes I agree thats a wonderful book!
The clothespin bag is just adorable
I would love to make one that looks like a little girls dress.
Kathie

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Oh love your mini !!! May I ask where you found the pattern for it ?
Hugs,
Amy

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Boy I'm loving this little quilt. It came out and great and the quilting, too.

I checked - I do have the book. ;) Haven't used it but its here. Just in case.

Have a great day!

Cheryl said...

Great mini, with wonderful colors. The clothespin bag is so very sweet. Hmmmm, miss the clothesline that I grew up with. Lot's of fun times spent running through the hanging clothes and what great tents we use to hang!!!

Stina said...

Wonderful quilt!! Love the blocks..one of my favoutites!!

SOGAMAR said...

I like your works. They are wonderfuls. Kiss.

Patty said...

I love the mini and the clothespin bag is so cute. I should make one for myself. Most of the time I just leave the clothespins on the line, but it would be better to put them in a bag. A couple years ago a momma bird, a little wren made a nest in my clothespin bag and I have never had one since : )

Sandy said...

I use a peg bag on the clothesline - also have a larger bag like that for cleaning cloths [rags]
Your mini looks cute, well done!

Sandy in South Australia

Carla said...

Dear Lucy
It's is saturday morning, I just arrived home from my night call, is very cold here(5 celsius),with lots of clouds and I am reading your page. I can feel the sun coming from it. Your kids are beautiful and your quilts too. Thank you, I really love to share your feelings.
Carla

julieQ said...

Very cute mini quilt! I love your cloths pin bag and am trying to make one too...but I have no clothes line! :)

Sacha said...

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