Friday, April 29, 2011

Sew-n-tell April

Hey everyone I'm back! 3 posts in a row? that's crazy for me. Anyways I wanted to share a few things that I have been doing. Remember that List I had going? Well not much has been able to be crossed off but I did finish the 6 origami bags from Amy Butlers book Style Stitches.

I tried to join this group on flickr that was have a style stitches sew along where they complete one project each month from the book. Well these bags were supposed to be March's finish, but as you can see I just finished the last one a few moments before I started writing this.

But I did do ALL 6, and the first one I tried to follow her directions but they were a little confusing so, I just went off a basic tutorial on how to sew a zippered pouch and used that technique to finish the other 5. That is why the one that is supposed to be the largest, isn't really bigger the then second to largest. Oh well!!

But the do nest together quit nicely:

Here is a shot of all of them:

Here is one of the 3 smallest, one I have makeup in, another I have my hand quilting supplies, and the last one I have some wooden spools that I plan on making something cool out of.

Another thing i have been working on is the Patchwork squared Modern Solids Quilt Along. Here are the blocks I have done. The 6th block was just posted last night and the 7th will be posted tonight, so I haven't started those yet but I will!!

Make sure to check out the other finishes this month over on Amylouwho's blog.

Now off to take a walk so that I will be all ready for a date out with Garrett when i get out of work :]

Peace & Love Jme

P.S. The month is almost over and I have not bought any fabric!!


Hollie said...

Those are so cute! Love the idea!

Angelina Fong Designs said...

The zipper pouches are so cool! I love the idea that they all fit within each other-- like babushka dolls! And your quilt is looking quite lovely! Great job!

gogommak said...

I like the pouches. I need some for our summer trip to see the parents! The block colors are super cool too :o)

Kristen said...

Very nice set of bags and blocks

Mayhem5 said...

Love the nesting bags and hooray for you on the finish!

Ktquilts4fun said...

Lovely pouches, and great blocks.

Dayna said...

I've had fabric set aside to do my second project from Style Stitches; but the first one stressed me out so much that I keep shying away from it. Way to go on so many finishes!

Carla said...

Wow you have been busy! I love those nesting bags. Perfect for all those little items. I look forward to seeing the finished patchwork. It looks great so far.

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

You have been busy! I love all the finishes and the colors in the solid quilt. I cannot wait to see the end product!