That's okay. It's still Wednesday in the US! Well, in Hawaii. It's still the US!
Stick a fork in me, for, lo, I am DONE!
I've been ridiculously sporadic about getting these Birthday Blocks done for my swap. But the last three beckoned and the organiser was asking if I'd gotten them out yet.
And yea, I was stuck at home while waiting for a tradie (uh, "tradesman" to those of you who don't speak Aussie) to turn up, and the fabric didst call me with a siren song...
Rocky Road To Dublin:
Double Hourglass Block (she asked for anything in hot pink and black, and 9" finished):
Huzzah! They're done! Now I just have to get them out tomorrow morning and I'm all finished for the 2011 Birthday Block swap!
The local Craft Depot had a massive sale for all of November, and while I was wandering through its aisles looking at all the fabric I shouldn't buy, I found The New Handmade: Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style by Cassie Barden. Projects! Gift ideas! Simple how-tos!
Honestly, most of what I was interested in was the bags!
Namely, the messenger bag, which I put together on Monday and Tuesday using the Swoon fabric range by Melissa Averinos in the green-orange-yellow-brown colourway:
I made a slight booboo while putting it together, though. But it still works, so it's a feature, right?
It was so simple and easy and neat and useful, that I bought a whole lot of fabric with which to make more!
Modern French Lace Maze
I have to think of a better name for this!
Strip-pieced, cut, laid out, and sewn together, this quilt is ridiculously pretty!
The pattern is Modern Maze from the book Modern Basics. The fabric is French Lace Batiks by Moda.
I think this pic does a better job of showing the subtle difference between the greens (small rectangles) and the creams (small squares).
I laid it out in a 6x6 config rather than the 5x7 the book recommended. And I've got enough fabric left over to piece a border. One border in the same brown batik for the crosses, then a border of small squares then the edge.
Truly? The most tricksy part? Was the calculations to ensure that I had enough fabric in the fat quarter set to make the quilt (the book specified yardage).
I rather like the result, though!
Stuck in the Mud
- Harvest HSTs
- Mum's Impstar
- Charmed Prints
Dead In The Water
- Santorini Sun & Sea Kaleidoscope (needs basting and quilting)
- Supernova (needs binding)
- Dead Simple QAL
- Quilt Blogger's Uber-fest (needs the rest of the blocks done)
Finally, I finished National Novel Writing Month: 50,000 words in the month of November - that's 1667 words per day! It's hardly a novel, it's certainly not finished, but I got the words out and that's the key thing in NaNoWriMo.
And now it's December. Where did the year go?