But before I get started on this post, how about a winner? Thanks everyone who participated in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway! I always have fun browsing through the great blogs! The winner of the 3 Heather Bailey fat quarters is:
I have emailed her and will wait for a response! Congrats!
Right now I'm in super ultra anxiety mode with Quilt Market coming up. I'm able to attend thanks to a very generous friend. I can't wait to see what the hype is all about! In preparation I made myself a 241 bag (pattern by Noodlehead) so that I won't have to wrestle with my purse and I can keep both hands on my camera. The front panel is my own fabric design that I printed through Spoonflower. I'm pretty happy with the quality (I went with the Kona base). The side panels are Bella Solids (scraps and not sure of the colors) left over from a quilt I shared a bit of once but need to update on. The strap and the lining are prints from PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda.
I was debating for days whether to take my DSLR or my "point and shoot", but in the end I decided my DSLR would be better later on. That way, when I share them here, I won't re-size them and you'll be able to zoom in and really see the booths.
Speaking of DSLR and Portland...I'm splitting up my market time so I won't get overwhelmed or wear myself out. So my afternoon's are pretty free if anyone in the Portland area is in need of family pics, senior pics, etc. Just get in touch with me before Thurs. evening and let me know!
I have been getting some of my WIPS done. Including FINALLY getting the binding on this baby boy plus quilt.
I also joined a sew along! (Goodness me, can't I just complete what I already have on my plate?) It's called the Easiest Sew Along Ever and the point is to make what ever you want, but only using what you have in your stash. NO BUYING ANYTHING! These scraps came out of my bin after I cut all my pieces for a Scout quilt I have in progress (I know, I am so horrible...I haven't even shared that quilt with you yet). I quickly pieced all those left over pieces together and now have this little panel. I plan on making a quilt like Allison's Sweet n' Sassy quilt. So this quilt is being dubbed Sweet n' Scrappy.
A couple weeks ago, while it was still pretty cold here in East Idaho, I made my kiddo a library tote for this summer. I LOVE the heavy weight fabric I got at IKEA. I lined it in black Bella Solid left over from the NERF quilt and I upcycled a karate belt for the strap.
And since next week is the last week of school (what?!), I used a pattern from Allison's NEW book Growing Up Modern, and made this cute colored pencil wall hanging for my kiddo's teacher. I hope she likes it!