Stashbusters update and other stuff

Thanks to my sweet, patient husband, I got a bunch of sewing done this weekend. I made a couple camera straps – one for me and one for my sis-in-law.

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These come together pretty easy – once I figured out how to pin the vinyl so it doesn’t slide all over the place. I think I’ll actually be able to get some of them into my etsy shop before 2011!

I also set to work following Elizabeth’s crazy nine patch tutorial. I got 18 blocks sewn, only have 27 more to go! I’m enlarging her pattern a little, because it’s for my sister, and she’s no baby! ha haa…I kid because she’s older :) Anyway, he’s a preliminary photo.

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Because you just need a 9.5″ square of each fabric, and I needed 45 squares, I added in a few different fabrics in some of the blocks. I hope it all comes together. I probably have 20 different fabrics in the whole quilt. It might be a little nutty. My plan is to throw all 45 crazy blocks in a paper bag a la Denyse Schmidt and let the chips fall where they may.

Under the ‘other stuff’ category, I had a ball at last night’s LA Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I learned a whole bunch from Alicia, the Batty Lady. Got a gorgeous little magnet (below) from Jamie and Courtney, and got to talk to new friends Emily, Jane and Jeanie. I’m really looking forward to this Saturday’s sew!

Thank you!

2 thoughts on “Stashbusters update and other stuff

  1. I would love to see your camera straps in the shop! They are really great looking and I love that it is not just the cover for the strap. I have a friend this would be perfect for because she takes lots of beautiful pics of our family.

  2. I’m putting the finishing bits on 6 new straps – hope to have them in the shop today! Thanks for the encouragement!!!

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