|My Treasure Bag|
I took a class at our local art gallery on weaving these little "Treasure Bags". The class was a very reasonable price and the teacher has a really good deal on the kits. $5 pays for the little loom and all the yarn you need for a bag. I augmented mine with some fibers that some friends gave me a few years ago (Thanks, Jeanne and Roberta!) This bag fits my Smart Phone and the handle is long enough to allow me to wear it in front or over one shoulder. I still need to add some beads to those yarns dangling from the handle and then it will be done. I've already started another bag, smaller this time. I can't show it to you yet, as it's going to be a Christmas gift. This was a nice break from quilting, and a lot of fun!
This is the first sewing I've done in weeks. I made some Disappearing 4-Patch blocks for Vesuviusmama over at My Patchwork Life blog. She's put out a call for the D9P edited: oops! I meant to say D4P blocks and is making quilts for the Sandy victims in NY and NJ. Go visit her - she just made a delivery of some quilts and is still making more.
Yesterday I started a Low Volume quilt. I missed out on the big sew-along this summer and really wanted to try one. It's so different from what I usually do, and it intrigued me. So here are my first 2 blocks. I thought about doing it improv style, but I want something simple that is easy to cut and not too hard to put together for this one. I'm not too sure about the darker tan fabrics in there, and may not do too many of them. I think I want this one to be light and sweet. I've been collecting inspiration pictures on my Pinterest page (see my side bar for the link) for a while now. So, based on my calculations, I only need another 78 more blocks! I've finished cutting my bin of light scraps, now on to the fat quarters!
Well, I'd better post this quickly. The wind is blowing fiercely out there and the lights have flickered a time or two already. I hope we don't lose power!