Friday, August 12, 2011

Show and Tell

It turns out, I only have 2 kinds of sewing days.  The kind where everything magically comes together and everything I attempt works like a charm...OR the kind where I can't get anything to work...I started out writing about my nothing-works-out days (I've had a lot lately), but I realized that despite the frustration, I've gotten a lot done! Here's what I have for show and tell:

Last weekend I got my piecing done for my swap.  I had so much fun - I might make another one today and then pick which one to send!  (If any swappers are reading, you get a second sneak peek!)
improv = fun!
I decided to sit back and think about how I want to quilt it...I have an idea but I want to let it marinate for a while.  I'm really eager to keep going with this one though!  I hope my partner loves it!

I got some more Farmer's Wife blocks done - I've really been going in spurts with this one...I won't make any blocks for 2 weeks and then make a bazillion (or four) in a single day!...oh well!  Here are my new ones:
#5, Bat Wing
#15, Buzzard's Roost
#41, Friendship Star
#29, Economy
That last one doesn't look as amazing as it did in my head!  The colors were inspired by my husband's aqua polo and khaki pants (I know I'm biased, but he looks so dreamy in that combo!).  I immediately whipped up a little block, but it's not nearly as dreamy I wanted it to be...I might have to make a new one and save the colors for something else. 

And finally, I made my first zipper pouch!  Thanks to Toni and her fabtastic tutorial, I did it on the first try!  Woo to the Hoo!
It was so easy, in fact, that I'm going to run out and get more zippers so I can make a thousand!  Maybe two thousand!

Oh, and if anyone knows how to get my links back to a normal color, let me know.  Blogger tells me they are the right color.  I say "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" and I have spent WAY too much time this week trying to fix the electric just doesn't match!  I don't want it!


  1. Your first zipper pouch is great! I like the fabric you used. :)

  2. Oh, I LOVE the zippered pouch! I want one! :)

  3. I like the economy block. You're funny, Of course it won't be as dreamy as your hubs. :)

    I also like pouch, I want to make a pouch for my daughters first day of kindergarten. We'll see if it actually happens!


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