Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday's achievements.

So yesterday I decided to get out my machine and finish off some of my W.I.P.s to get them away. One project that I have to get finalised was my Snickerdoodle Paper Bag Swap. I finished off my first gift and realised that I had to make something else to use up the fabric I was sent.

So my first gift was a purse or wallet depending who you ask. I found the pattern out in blog land. The lady I'm swapping with didn't want a tote bag so I stayed away from bags in general.
It was so much fun to make that I will make it again. I just have a couple of little tweaks to make and it will be finished.

With the left over fabric I decided to try out the Hexing Around Block Tutorial designed by Lee at Freshly Pieced.  
It came together so well. And as I love hexagons, it was easy to make but I get to send off something else I love hexagons. I'm making the block into a cushion cover. Now just to make the backing.

For the remainder of my evening, I started to sew together Block A in my secret project. I stared with 3 1/2" squares (160). I have sewn the squares together into pairs. Block A will end up as 4 patches.

I was also looking forward to starting the Synchronized Squares Quilt Along with Rachel at P.S. I Quilt. I'm not too sure about what I'm going to do with the quilt along because I'm not too keen on raw edges and fabric waste. So I think I might do some more cutting and sewing. Keep to the pattern and block design without the raw edges. I wanted this to be a new quilt for my little girl's new bed. I have to add to the top so it fits a single bed but I would rather have seams than raw edges.

I also have my instructions to start cutting for the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along with Don't Call Me Betsy. What to do the small quilt or the large quilt? Hmm, which FQs to cut into from the fabric...what background colours to use...the choices are endless...decisions to be made.

1 comment:

  1. Productive evening. I like that wallet! It is so fun and bright! The hex block will make a nice cushion. I am with you on the raw edges thing. Haven't done any of that.


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