"D - because that means it doesn't cost you anything, right! (Whose counting those "stash" purchases, anyway?)"
I absolutely agree Pamela, stash is free!! Money is already gone! Stash shopping is just research:)
Look for an e-mail from me Pamela, congrats!!
Wow, you really surprised me with your answers to yesterday's question. I only threw in the last multiple choice because I thought it would be too hard for me to pick one! Who knew that there are so many of us with split personality issues:)
On this Wednesday I would like to show you some of my favorites out of the book, even though I shouldn't really say that I have favorites. It's like saying one of your children is your favorite....at least you would never admit that out loud:)
One these projects is a favorite because it was so fun to make and put together, and the other one because I have used it soooo much already.
Knickknack Bed Runner and Knickknack Pillow
This is the first time that I have ever done a runner for the bed and I absolutely loved making it.
I love the fact that you can change the look of a whole bedroom by making the runner and pillow in just a few hours!! Why wait to make a bed quilt when you can redecorate in a day with something homemade! The runner calls for Fat Eighths or Fat Quarters and I used the fabric line Curio by Basic Grey for Moda.
After I was done with the runner I had all these triangles left over so I made a decorative pillow cover out of them. I love how it turned out and it completes the look of the room.
The instructions for the pillow are included in the book as well.
Grab N' Go Tote
This is definitely my most used item so far. It took me a few prototypes before I was completely happy with it but it was worth it!
This Tote is 13" x 21" 14" and I used laminated fabric for the bottom. That makes it water resistant and easy to wipe down if you set it down in dirt, water or whatever else.
For the top part of the tote I used a Charm pack! The bag is the perfect size to load your things in when you are going on a trip; cabin trip, quilt retreat, shopping......
...or going to the beach. Just load everything in and off you go. It is so easily cleaned off so whether it is sand or snow.....piece of cake!!
My wonderful models Sophia and Quentin had fun with the bag....even though it wasn't exactly how us grownups had planned out the photoshoot. They didn't really want to do what we wanted them to do:)
Thanks to my wonderful photographer Paula, she made some magic happen.
Simply irresistable.....both the bag and the kids!!
I have been making more and more of those totes....it's hard to stop. I just found these fabrics at my local quilt shop this week and had to make one more:
Sorry for the bad photos, I just snapped them with my phone for you quickly, yesterday morning.
The bag stands up right on it's own thanks to the stabilizer used, which is really handy when you are loading it up. It's got handles to put over your shoulder but also small side handles to carry it if the load is heavy.
So yes.....I guess I will have to admit to this tote being my favorite:)
How about you? Do you see yourself using this Tote? What would you use it for? Have you been eying the laminated fabrics in the quilt shops wondering what you can make with them? You probably have because I know I have for a while now!
The question of the day will then obviously be: "Have you worked with laminated fabrics or oilcloth before?
Hope to see you back tomorrow,