Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Green Tea and Sweet Beans BOM Update

I have been faithfully making these blocks!  I just took a look, and I have completed 7 of the 12 months.  And I've done some more blocks too!  Here are the ones that haven't been posted on the blog yet...

Month 6- Day Lily.  I liked this one, but for some reason it took me a long time to sew on the outside corners!
Month 6 - Day Lily

Month 7 - Flower Block.  These were fun!  I really liked the petals, even though they didn't turn out perfect.  I think they're cute!
Month 7 - Flower 1Month 7 - Flower 2Month 7 - Flower 3

Month 7 - Igloo. I absolutely love these blocks. The round parts gave me fits, but I think they turned out well.
Month 7 - Igloo 1Month 7 - Igloo 2

Month 8 - Applique Block #2. This one took me FOREVER. I think I decided I didn't like applique or something..
Month 8 - Applique Block #2

Month 9 - Berry Basket. I completed this one even though I didn't finish the second block for Month 8. I have been looking forward to this block since the BOM started! I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that the pot fabric wasn't the same as the original (it's orangey in the original) but I think the blue pot fits as well.
Month 9 - Berry Basket

I have a couple of blocks that should be finished soon, but hopefully there will be another Green Tea and Sweet Beans update soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Simple accomplishments

Chris gave me my Christmas present early.  He got me a Kindle Fire!  It's very exciting.  I like it a lot, especially since I can use one hand to hold it.  I decided to make a pouch for it while deciding which case to buy... and this is what I ended up with:

Amazon Kindle Fire Case 
Sorry for the bad photo, but this little pouch caused me so much trouble!  I'm still not entirely happy with it, but it's good enough.  This is iteration #3.  Most of the other troubles were from the zipper.  After I sewed the zipper in, the opening was too small to put the kindle in!

I am pretty happy with it though.. it's fleece inside and I really like how I made a pocket for the earphones.  The quilting (to the batting) took a long time but I think it was worth it.  It now can sit at the bottom of my purse without worrying about it getting dirty.

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!