Do you ever do Block of the Month quilts? I did my first one in 2004. The pattern came from this fun book, At Piece with Time, A Woman's Journey Stitched in Cloth. I'm so glad I got the courage to do this quilt...it was my first experience with more intermediate level piecing and really helped me to grow as a quilter. One of these days I'll try to get a good picture of my finished quilt and share it here. But lately I've gone a little overboard with Block of the Month quilts; I'm doing so many that I start to resent them! At the beginning of this year I was doing seven...now a couple have finished, and I'm down to four. I do like the fact that I definitely get some quilts done that I might not do otherwise, but sometimes I just want to work on my own stuff!
I finished two more blocks of my "Golden Memories" Block of the Month...that meant I could add another row to the quilt. Three rows to go (and I have the filler blocks all completed, so actually there are just 11 more blocks to make). I have another Block of the Month quilt that I will get caught up on this weekend, and then I'll be free to get back to Christmas gifts!
Younger daughter wanted a new bag--I pulled out the fabric for her to choose from. I brought out the Amy Butler, the Farmer's Market, the Cotton Blossoms, but none of them were right for her. She said, "Mom I just want something simple." She finally settled on this woven from Chocolat'. We sort of made it up as I went, and she is happy with it. This was the first time I put a magnetic closure on a bag--it wasn't too hard!
And speaking of bags, I've been making a couple of fun ones...I'm not sure why I've been making so many bags lately, but I've always wanted to try some.
I completed the Abby's Treasure Box bag using some Amy Butler "Daisy Chain" charm squares; it is a great little bag that would be perfect for make-up or even sewing supplies. I got close to finishing the Scrappy Sack bag but didn't have the right color zipper to finish. I used scraps from the Chocolat' line for this one.
Well, thanks for stopping by--every so often I just want to say "thank you" to all of the amazing bloggers out there. I'm grateful for your comments and creative inspiration!