Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kaleidoscope Trial Block

I like it! Can't wait for the sewing instructions.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Kaleidoscope Quilt Along Starts Today!

I keep forgetting how to spell Kaleidoscope, but WHATEVER!

Today the quilt along started on DON'T CALL ME BETSY'S BLOG.

I printed out my templates and the instructions and chose some fabrics. Note the holes punched in my instructions. I can put them in a notebook for future reference.

My version of the quilt will be a baby girl's quilt. I'm going to use some very bright colors.

Tonight I started cutting the strips. This weekend I will use the templates to cut out the shapes.

Here is a picture of a quilt using the kaleidoscope pattern, just so you can get an idea of how it turns out. Once the blocks are put together, a secondary shape develops and seems to dance across the quilt.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

FNSI Results - Zebra Pocketbook

I made a departure from my usual Friday Night Sew In pillow case this month. I have been working on this pocketbook for a couple of weeks and last night I finally finished it.

The purse organizer I posted about HERE is so easy to switch from bag to bag. It makes me want to make lots of new summer pocketbooks.

For other FNSI results go HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday Night Sew In for June, 2011

Handmade by Heidi

Its that time of the month again. I'm not sure what I'll be sewing yet. I have so many projects in different stages of progress, that it won't be hard to find something to work on!

If you'd like to sign up for Friday Night Sew In, click HERE.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Today is WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.Do you ever feel like you just can't get any quilting done, even though you REALLY want to? I've been that way for a couple of months now. Some of my WIPs are right where they were last week.

But, I do have a couple of new projects in the works.

1. I've decided to jump start my summer quilting by joining "Don't Call Me Betsy's" quilt along. The pattern is the Kaleidoscope pattern. There are still a couple of weeks before the actual cutting of the fabric begins, so there's plenty of time to jump on the band wagon if you want to join.

I need to make a baby girl's quilt and don't want to make this one using the Stacked Coins pattern, since I've made the last four baby quilts in that pattern. This would be a good way to join the quilt along and get the baby quilt done.

2. I've slowly been working on the 2nd pocketbook of "My 53rd Summer. I've finished the quilting and just need to make the lining and handles and then sew it all together. You can see the first one I made and the purse organizer insert HERE. I plan to make several purses and then just switch out the insert when I want to use a different one.

This one will have a zebra print at the top and a pink bottom.

Happy WIP Wednesday!