Twenty weeks to go . . . What shall I create this week?
Twenty-one weeks to go . . . I’m going to incorporating quilting in my weekly project.
Oh well, I didn’t do what I wanted to do, so I opted to make a quick change purse/pouch. Front and back pics of the project.
Twenty-six weeks to go .. . ?
I had another busy week, so I’m posting another bucket hat that I made. It’s a Kitsch Bitsch bucket hat pattern and it’s reversible. The free pattern can be found at Lost in Paris. This was a quick and easy tutorial.
Twenty-nine weeks to go . . . What should I create this week?
I took the easy way out again, and found a DIY quick project. I made a Journaling Bookmark (and pencil holder). The sewing tutorial can be found on Sew Can She‘s website. After I made the bookmark; I realized I should have added a medium to heavy interfacing to the back fabric for more stability.
Thirty-six weeks to go . . . I haven’t got a clue! Not sure what I’ll create this week.
Another busy week, spending time with family and friends. We celebrated my mom’s 80th birthday on Saturday, April 29th. So, I didn’t have time to think about making anything, until today. Since my guild NJMQG ( North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild) will be making the Open Wide Zippered Pouch: DIY Tutorial by Anna Graham. I decided to have a dry-run and make a sample first. You can find the tutorial at Noodlehead.
Thirty-seven weeks to go . . . Where will my creativity and the Internet take me this week?!
I didn’t make it in time! I’m sixteen minutes late, but I did finish my project for week 16. I made another One Hour Basket; mine took much longer because I made a scrappy quilt as you go exterior (front and back). You will love this quick and easy project. 1 Hour Basket Tutorial
Forty-six more weeks to go . . . Surprise surprise!
OH WELL! This was not a good week for me. I was busy working on my quilt that I’m displaying at the Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 2-5. So I bombed this week because I didn’t create anything new, but I did use Susie’s Magic Binding on my quilt (picture on the right).
I’ve been an empty vessel. I couldn’t think of anything to share with anyone. Everything has been done and it didn’t make any sense in being redundant. I lost my charge! My battery was drained! But I’m back with New Beginnings . . .
I enjoyed making Jeni Baker’s lined drawstring bag. Her tutorial was easy to follow and quick to execute, so this is my Tips and Tutorials Tuesday. I’ve posted a picture of my bag. I thought about posting step by step pictures of what I did, but I don’t see any reason to reinvent the wheel; when everything’s been laid out for you. I hope you enjoy it!
Click on the picture below for the tutorial.
I read Melintheattic’s blog tonight. She was blogging about her quilting life in 2014, and her growth. I found her post to be so refreshing. It made me think about my growth, what I have learned, and how my quilting skills have improved. I thought about the people I’ve met. The friendships I’ve built over the years, and experiences I’ve encountered because of quilting. Looking back is an important part of growth. We tend to look back on the previous year to set goals, make resolutions, and think about our growth for the new year. So take a good look back; it will help you move forward. Think about what you have accomplished or gained? If you don’t see any growth. Then what changes will you make in 2015? Think about it! What will you do differently? . . . maybe nothing!