I’m so excited because I finally get to share with you the mini quilt I made for my friend, Diane. First off, I want to give credit for the inspiration to A Crafty Fox. She made this design into a pillow for a swap, and I knew I had to make one, too.
I also want to give credit to the Y-Seams Tutorial at Fresh Lemons Quilts — great explanation on how to get these pieces to work together!
After the purse finish last week, I decided to make a small zippered envelope to hold grocery store cash. I based this loosely on the Open Wide Zippered Pouch Tutorial at Noodlehead — I have made quite a few of these and love the super easy instructions. But I made mine much smaller and did not box the bottom.
I needed a place for coins, so I added a small zippered pocket inside. By the way, I am totally not an orange person but those stripes grabbed my attention and that orange just matched. And fortunately, the two zippers I used were from a huge pack of vintage zippers that I bought at Goodwill a while back, so this entire project came out of my stash!
Ok, I should share some actual works-in-progress…
This is a block that is part of a wall hanging I am making for our master bedroom:
The layout is a careful balance of random and planned — fits us perfectly! More to come on this…
And lastly, I have to share some mishaps. Paper piecing mishaps, to be exact. I want this blog to be an accurate and true portrayal of all my quilting, and my quilting is never perfect. In fact, it is sometimes just really messed up. After four tries, I gave up on my first foray into paper piecing, to come back to it on a better day. Here are my blocks, based on the very simple beginners block at Quilter’s Cache: (don’t laugh too much!)
I have to get this right. I have a Simply Solids Bee block due at the end of the month. I’d love some tips…