Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wonky Pound

The slash blocks featured in the online course are so simple I am giddy!! It's so addicting and since I can't wait till next month I am going to make doubles and maybe make the quilt bigger?

Asterix Block

Craftsy Block of the Month with Amy Gibson

I am super excited to be doing a free online course by Amy Gibson featuring various techniques. January featured "slash blocks", a quick and easy way to end up with complicated looking blocks. I am really glad I ventured to do this. I usually don't start major quilt projects as I like a quick fix. I am more likely to make up a pair of baby/toddler pants or work on a hat so I can see immediate results. I am so fond of quilting though and really would love to accomplish more than I have. I am finding with this course I can get a block done during my kid's naptime and then eagerly await the next lesson! There are two blocks in January and this morning I completed the asterix block. In the video, Amy uses white as the background color but all I had on hand was a dark gray. Tonite I hope to finish the wonky pound sign and post pictures.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

DIY Pincushion Kits

I put together a few do it yourself weighted pincushion kits for sale at Natural Attractions in Kimberley. Each kit contains all the supplies to make your own 9 patch pincushion. I am also using these kits for the Sewing for Beginners class at Center 64 in Kimberley, BC.

Hat for Quinn that stays on!

I made this cute newsboy hat with earflaps for Quinn. It perfect! No, I am not bragging about my sewing skills, I simply impressed that it stays on, protects his cheeks from scratchy zippers and is warm! I thrifted a tweed blazer and lined it with fleece. It's snug enough that it doesn't shift around yet will fit him for awhile. Ilan looked pretty cute in it as well!