Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekender Bag take 2

Yet another scrappy project, the Amy Butler weekender bag. I made one in November and it ended up being a Christmas gift for my best friend Becca. I was originally going to keep the first one and make her one but as you know the holidays creep up and I ran out of time, so she got the first one. She loved it. As you know the first time you follow a pattern you do everything in order and whatever it says you do it, but the whole time  you are thinking to yourself if I ever do this pattern again I am going to do it this way, I am going to change this and so on. Well here is bag number 2 and although I think the improvements are good there are still some things I would change if I ever attempt this bag again. I am so tempted to give the pattern away so I will never be tempted to do it again, but the little devil inside of me says third times a charm. So we'll see.........

Fabric Baskets

As I mentioned in my other post I have been making things with the never ending scrap basket so here is another project I made with scraps, I had so much fun with the first one I whipped up 3 more. These adorable fabric baskets were a easy quick project. I think its quite addictive, and putting the colors together was a lot of fun.

Vintage Revival Quilt Blocks

I started my first sew along of the year with Sukie. We are sewing the blocks from the Vintage Revival  Quilt book. We are sewing 2 blocks a week for 10 weeks and then putting the blocks together to make a quilt. Here are my 1st two blocks. The top purple block is the classic tea leaf block and the bottom green one is the the classic double Z block. My fabric choices are from my scrap basket paired up with Kona white. I have decided that I have more scraps than I will ever use so I am on a mission to use them and this is the perfect project. I have been making several projects with the never ending scrap basket and I will post again shortly with the finished projects.