Friday, July 6, 2012

A Birthday, Works in progress, OPAM finish

Above is the birthday boy.  'Happy Birthday' to my wonderful son Scott, 42 years young today. 
Here is my first finish for July.  A potato bag for cooking potatoes in the microwave.  I bought this kit when I was in USA last year and have finally made it up.  The kit consisted of the outer and inner fabric and a piece of  warm tater batting. It will be interesting to see how well it works.  The instructions say to wrap the potato in paper towel and then heat.  Should fit two medium potatoes.  Will let you know when I try it out. 

Below are some works in progress. The first photo is of two journal covers I am making for myself. Just need to add the lining and a bit more stitching and they will be done.  The fabric I have used is the latest line from Sweetwater called Mama Says Sew and is a quilting themed fabric. I was able to purchase the pre cuts I am using from Want It, Need It, Quilt here in Brisbane some time ago.  Check this site out if you are looking for pre cuts. I love these fabrics in black, cream, grey and red.  The second photo is a machine mat to take with me on camps. It is quilted just needs the binding.  I also have a chubby charmer bag in the making and a machine cover as well.

I have caught up with May and June blocks for the Jimboomba Mystery Sampler BOM that I am doing with my quilt group.  Here they are below.

Well that is about it for me tonight.  Hope to be back soon with a few more finishes.  Happy stitching till then.   Hugs Noela.


  1. Happy Birthday to your son...
    You have been busy sewing.
    It will be intersting to see how that patatoe bag works....

  2. Lovely work. Never seen anything like the potato bag but it looks great.

    Kim QFD CIJ

  3. Wow, you've been busy Noela and lots of lovely things finished. Let me know how that potato bag goes.. I've never seen that before. Happy Birthday to your son and the photo of the three of you is really lovely.

  4. At first glance, I though your first project really was a bag of potatoes - such realistic print on the fabric! LOL :)
    Really love the calm colours of the mystery BOM!