Thursday, August 30, 2012
I joined the Modern Scrappy Bits Swap awhile ago. For this secret swap, we were asked to make one small handmade item (either pouch or pin cushion) and to send our swap partner a fat quarter's worth of scraps. Seemed pretty easy and something I've been wanting to do! My partner didn't state a preference so I decided to make her a boxy pouch because I love them myself! I hadn't made one before so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try something new. There are a lot of "boxy pouch" tutorials in blogland but not a lot of them are necessarily lined which I personally prefer for the finished look they have. Here's what I came up with for my partner. This is side one:This is side 2: Terrabytefarm to piece the outer fabric (my finished dimension size for the outer fabric was 10.25 x 12.25). I then used TrulyMyrtle's tutorial to put it together. I'm not going to lie to you....it took me awhile but it did turn out rather well. I'm glad I had the chance to dig into my DS scraps!!! They're always so coveted in my household! Someone had also mentioned using ProjectsbyJane tutorial and ThePlaidScottie's tutorial so you'll have to check them out too! Now all I have to do is decide upon my scraps to send and this swap is tout fini!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
My humble little Quilt Con Block will be featured tomorrow on the Modern Quilt Guild website. The winning blocks will be used to make a quilt which will be raffled off at the Quilt Con Conference in February. The other blocks which have been submitted will be used to make charity quilts for the Austin Children's Shelter. How's that for a "win win!"
Monday, August 20, 2012
I'm not going to lie to you....things have been really quiet on the blog front because since the death of my parents (one four months ago and one ten months ago) I just haven't felt up to it. I've been creative here and there behind the scenes so I thought these pictures tell the story. First up...the start of a future beach blanket -