It's been another lovely weekend here, starting with FNSI, and continuing through until tonight.
There has been lots of sewing - FNSI saw me making my 'homework' block for the underground railroad quilt project, a log cabin block - actually it's been a weekend for 'building' log cabins(!) as I worked on some of my small log cabin blocks too.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am taking part in the Huckleberry Stitches 'Kathleen Tracy/Prairie Children and Their Quilts' quilt along, and I have now finished the 12 blocks needed for this quilt. This mini quilt has a total of 156 pieces, so there has been lots of cutting and sewing. My blocks are now ready to put together.
I did struggle with putting these together. By the time I started the second 'round', they started to get very wonky, so I actually drew up the log cabins as a foundation piecing pattern and made them that way, and am much happier with them. I also tried to make them pretty scrappy, so I will see if that worked when I put them all together!
I also made a bag..... I have a bit of a love of foxes, both real and the crafty kind (show me a really cute fox softie and I nearly swoon lol!), so when I found this fabric last week at Lincraft, I could straight away imagine it in a bag -
During the week I looked for a bag pattern I liked and came across the '32 Minute Messenger Bag', a free pattern and tutorial on Amy Smart's 'Diary of a Quilter' blog. Having not really made a bag before, I decided to make a practice version, before I cut up my cute foxy fabric and quite possibly ended up wrecking it.
Here is the result; I used these fabrics from my stash
I have to say, not being very experienced at bag making, it did take me quite a lot longer than 32 minutes, but I mucked around with the strap a bit. I'm sure it will take me a lot less time next time..... but I am happy with how it turned out for my first attempt!
There was also my usual Saturday activity, watching my nephew play basketball, they had a good win yesterday which was great, and then this morning I took my nephew out for breakfast to our favourite cafe, 3 Little Pigs. We had a fantastic time, my nephew is such great company and very funny.
So another lovely weekend has flown by; I hope your FNSI and weekend plans were fantastic too!