Monday, February 18, 2013

Still Sewing and Scheming (and Gestating...)

Honeycomb #4
I love the churn dash! Here are the fantastic blocks from the amazing ladies of Honeycomb 4. I'm still missing 2, but I hope they will come soon. I am planning on making this up for my baby. I got a fun Robert Kaufman flannel dot to put on the back.

I loved them so much that I decided I should cut into my precious stack of Architextures and make a new queen-sized quilt for my bed! Here are the first two blocks:

Churn Dash Blocks

I'm using all of the fabrics, except the white cross hatch, and I'm using Kona white as the accent. I am making 12.5" blocks, rather than the 4-in-1 blocks that my honeycomb-mates made. 6" blocks are just a bit too ambitious for me to make a queen-sized quilt.

Amanda Jean has a great tutorial at Crazy Mom Quilts. But instead of cutting four 2.5"x4.5" strips, I cut one 18"x2.5" strip of background and churn dash fabric, sewed them together and then cut the 4.5" squares.

I made up this little pouch today, from Anna at Noodlehead's Lil Cutie Pouch tutorial.

Lil Cutie Pouch

I am going to put my cash, cellphone, id and insurance card in it for the hospital. I figure I don't need to bring and keep track of my full purse!

I just love this Anna Maria Horner print. I didn't remember to flip the other side, so it's technically upside down.

Lil Cutie Pouch-back

But I still love it. I only had an invisible zipper of the right size, so that's the one I made.

Lil Cutie Pouch

The interior is a Moda Modern Workshop print, I think. I used it for the tab, too.

I also added some great hard to find Tula Pink prints to my Tula treasure chest. I swapped some Architexture prints for the three prints on the left. I never thought I'd get those fish!! Then I purchased the ladybugs from Etsy. I already had the brown and green, but the I am really excited to have the white-accented ones. I think except for a few Salt Water prints that I want, my collection is almost finished! (I'm not trying to get the every print from every collection, I'm just collecting the ones that I really want!)

Tula treasure additions

No baby, yet. Getting very tired of being pregnant and very ready to meet this baby in person! Onward and upward!

1 comment:

Donna said...

love that churn dash!