Friday, March 23, 2012

Craftsy Block of the Month - March

If you have been following along, you know that I have been participating in the Craftsy Block of the Month Quilting class.  It takes you through 10 months of creating two different blocks each month using different techniques then the remaining months of the year the class will teach you to piece it all together for a beautiful quilt!

This months blocks shown above used the foundation piecing method. I absolutely love these blocks!  They were fun and simple to construct but really gave me a chance to play with the colors in my quilt.  I added in some smaller pieces that were in my scrap bin.  You may even notice some of the taupe and white polka dot fabric from the Minrou jacket that I have been working on!

For this type of quilting you really do not need any big pieces of fabric.  So, this would be great for collecting scraps from my sewing projects and making them into something useful!

Just a quick note, I now officially have my own sewing room!  We moved some things around and instead of sharing this space with my husband's gaming items - it is all my own.  I am so excited!  There isn't a lot of wall decorations currently as the room had gaming posters up, but I did put all of my quilt blocks on the wall!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Amy Butler Field Bag and Tote

When I saw this bag on display at the local quilting shop I just knew I had to have one!  It is the perfect size for the gym or for light travel.

This was my first time using an Amy Butler pattern, and was surprised and a bit intimated by the lack of pictures to go with the directions.  However, that being said I quickly found the pattern descriptions to be more than sufficient and definitely made up for the lack of pictures. 

I'll get to test out the sturdiness of my bag this week when I return to the gym!  If getting to use my new pretty bag isn't motivation - I don't know what is!