Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hands 2 Help Challenge - Tips

I have been working on my quilts for the Hands2Help Challenge hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

This Sunday is a link-up for your favorite tips, patterns, tutorials, or snacks.  I think that my favorite tutorial is not really a tutorial.  But, I mean that the easy pattern that I am using comes from a quilt that Tula Pink shared during her schoolhouse video at Fall Market.  At around minute 10, Tula has a quilt that is made from jelly roll strips.  I thought that I would try to make it with a small bright jelly roll that I had.

This may be the easiest quilt top that I have ever made.  I am currently making another quilt top in  solids for the challenge.
Also from the schoolhouse video, at around minute 8 there is a quilt titled "Moxie" that was recently uploaded on her website.  I already have the templates cut out and am cutting into my Tula stash for this quilt.
Hoping to see what others are working on for the Hands2Help Challenge this week.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Le Challenge - Order

The theme for this month's Le Challenge is "order".  I think this has got to be my favorite theme yet.  It certainly gave me plenty of project ideas.
With my sewing time rather restricted lately, I knew that I would have to make a small project for the challenge.  I decided that getting my work area in "order" meant finding a storage solution.

I decided to cut into my Field Study stash and try noodlehead's Open Wide Zippered Pouch.  I thought it went together quite fast and easy.  I am still new to zippers, but the tutorial had plenty of pictures to walk you through the process.  I can see myself making more of these as gifts. 
I wonder what next month's theme will be.
Linking today to Le Challenge and to Whoop Whoop Fridays.