I've been doing a little sewing...yay! Staying in and sewing is one way to deal with the heat, right?! So I've started sashing my Christmas Farmer's Wife Blocks. I divided the blocks into two piles, the ones to be set straight (like the ones above) and the ones that will be set on point. When I first divided them up I didn't pay attention to numbers, I just put them in a pile according to how I liked them best. In the end I only had to move a few from the "straight setting" pile over to the "on point" pile. The straight setting sashings are going pretty quickly, and I love the extra white space that will be in the quilt.
In my quest to make it feel like autumn around here I decided to sew with some fabric that says "fall" to me.
These fabrics are from the collection "Urban Cowgirl" by the Urban Chiks for Moda...I really love this fabric. I had one charm pack and a little yardage which made it perfect to...
Add a little rick rack and...
Make a new fall bag! I used Nanette's "Mixed Bag to Quilt" pattern; however I made a few changes. Instead of using 6 fabric strips for the bag front and 6 additional strips for the bag back I used just 5 strips for each side. I pieced my strips together using charm squares for a more scrappy look. I also used a magnetic snap closure inside the bag instead of making the button/loop closure the pattern calls for.
I've been wanting to try a bag that was just a bit smaller, so I'll see how I like this size! I sure do love the gorgeous fall colors of this collection though!
Thanks so much for stopping by...what are you working on today?