I've been indulging in some scrappy sewing.
#29 is... KaHolly
|Guess what I made with Kona...|
|A bag full of pretty yarn! |
I love that patchwork pocket pieced from scraps best, but it's even more fun with a ruffle, don't you agree? Not only are they pretty, these bags are practical. I'm all about a bag that is useful and this design is my all time favourite. I have been refining this design for several years and can tell you that it has been "road tested", tweaked and given two thumbs up.
|A second bag full of pretty yarn! (I'm not telling how many skeins are in there. ;o) It seems I have a growing yarn stash.|
|See how neatly my Fold'n Roll Shopping Bag gets tucked away behind that pocket? Keeps it ready for anything you need to carry and looks good while it waits. ;o)|
|Again, I couldn't resist some scrappy patchwork for the pocket .|
|I used Kona Bubble Gum, Bahama Blue and Chartreuse are the main fabrics and assorted Kona scraps for the pockets.|
|Blue Beginnings Quilt - made with Kona fabrics - click here for details.|
|Ever since Jolene first shared this block, I've been smitten with it.|
|A piece of posterboard covered in white flannel is held vertical by using my table topper wire stand. An easy and convenient way for me to keep track of things as I piece blocks.|
|Endlessly charming in bright colours, I'm almost (but not quite) sad to be finished sewing them for this quilt. ;o)|
|There's some re-purposed fabrics in the mix, scraps from previous projects, along with several thrift shop fabric finds. I love a good mix of print and value in a controlled colour scheme - simple, but eye-catching.|
|I love a scrappy binding!|
|We're still "sitting on quilts" ;o)|
|Happy New Year!|
I hope you have been enjoying this special time of year. I certainly have and maybe, like me, you've also taken a bit of a break. :o) Time to reflect, time to dream and time to just "be" is so important, and yet, sometimes so hard to fit into our busy lives. I wanted to make sure I took some time during the holiday season to just slow down and be in the moment, to be mindful. Now, I'm easing into the New Year, full of plans, ideas and energy. It's exciting! :o)
|How fun to look back at the quilts I finished this past year!|
1. Designers Choice, 2. Orange Twirl, 3. Summer Sparkler,
4. Pop Star, 5. Cherry Blossoms, 6. ManDarin,
7. QBAM, 8. Garden Plot, 9. Cacophony
Lots of fun sewing in 2013... here's a small sample...
|1. Modern Maples Blocks, 2. Mini Granny Square Blocks, 3. Embroidery Pouch, 4. Scrappy Mini Notecards, 5. Prettified Pincushion, 6. Scrappy Gift Tags|