Last year, precisely at this time, I fell in love with Winter Solstice, a BOM over at Keepsake Quilting. It's Kathleen Starr's paper pieced pattern with her absolutely beautiful hand dyed fabrics.
I jumped right in and started on kit #1, loving every step. Then I wasn't concentrating and cut on a sew line. Ack, the fabric piece was now too small and there was no more in the kit. I waited for kit #2 to arrive with more of the needed fabric. By then, though, my dad was ill and all sewing got packed away and stalled. So now, one year later, I've ordered the full kit at Starr Design Fabrics and I'm picking up where I left off.
Today I finished block #1. I love it.
|Winter Solstice, Kathleen Starr|
2) The Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Angela, over at SoScrappy, has challenged us to use up our scraps in monthly chosen colors. Since every Christmastime I like to provide homemade gifties for my friends and my dh's coworkers, I've decided to kill two birds with one challenge. I am going to make toiletry and cosmetic bags in each color, thereby having pairs of bags to gift when the time comes. This month the color is blue and I have completed the two blue bags. I've learned a lot from them and
The smaller cosmetic bag is about 8" x 4.5". The larger toiletry bag is about 11" x 6". I'm using the pattern from the Thermoweb blog. The instructions are easy and sewing the zipper is especially straight forward.
I will be linking up at SoScrappy, SewManyWays, WhataHoot and ConfessionsOfAFabricAddict.