Can you believe that we are already at the last day of the first month of 2014? It’s flown by and I’m afraid the rest of the months will do the same thing! I’m still working on January projects but I do have a few February projects looming as well. I wonder if I’ll find time to do a few unplanned projects. Let’s see if I’ve found anything that makes you adjust your February plans to include one or two.
1. HERE is a tote with plenty of pockets, designed with the traveler in mind. An inner pocket deep enough to hold a magazine, four pockets outside and several pockets inside, a strap long enough to go over the shoulder to carry safely. This travel tote might be just what you need for your next traveling experience! Thanks to Sew4Home for the use of photo and their link.
2. Maybe you are looking for a sweet little (but useful) gift for your quilt-y Valentine. I think this Deluxe Tape Measure from Quiltscapes might just fit the bill and it won’t even take you a whole evening to create it! HERE is the link and photo from Quiltscapes.
3. Have you made a wonky star blockk yet? I haven’t but this particular arrangement of wonky stars really makes me sit up and take notice. I think you will agree when you see the options. Make a pillow; make a quilt, make a wonky star by following this tutorial at Sew Mama Sew HERE.
4. Swimming…are you thinking about it? Maybe not if you are in the “Winter” zone, and by the way that “zone” is a lot further south than usual. We had freezing and sleet and “snow days” this week here in Southern Alabama. Yes, believe it! Anyway, people often swim year-round, if they own an indoor pool or belong to a Y or Athletic Club. Do you sometimes forget to take a towel along? Here’s a cool Tote-able Towel Tutorial from Anna Maria Horner HERE.
5. Binding a quilt, and what to do with the ends, is a frequent question. I’ve read and re-read techniques and I’m ready to say there is not a right or wrong way to do it. Recently, I saw this technique used and I wonder how this would work. This is similar to what I have done this when one is attaching piping to a pillow and it looks fine so it probably does for quilts too. I thought I’d pass it along here and give you all another option for ending your quilts. Give it a try and let me know what you think! HERE is the tutorial for this particular method.