My sewing has been on the back burner lately. Yesterday we finally had a glorious spring day so my husband and I took full advantage and spent 8 hours raking leaves at our rental property and picking up trash. The fact that is was a nice day and we spent a productive day together made it not so bad.
I made this pouch from a free tutorial from Noodlehead. I had a metal zipper and it worked so nice and I like the feel when you zip it. I may have to invest in some more of these. It is not a hard pattern but read the directions!
Here is the inside. I like this pattern and will make it again.
The Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild is doing a charity project making placemats for Meals on Wheels. We used a product I think called Kraft Tex? I threw out the packaging so I am not sure. It was pretty easy to use and made a nice smooth surface. If you are looking to do something like this I do recommend it.
I got a subscription to this magazine called Uppercase. I do like it but it is expensive, I am not sure if I will renew it. You get 4 copies a year.
One more pincushion that I think was a good use of a fussy cut fabric. Wouldn't you like to live in this neighborhood?
I did not go to the Lancaster show last week but I did buy some cool vintage spiderweb blocks. Not one of the lays flat which is probably why they weren't put into a quilt. A nice hot iron and some starch may flatten them into submission!
Speaking of the show, did you go? I heard a lot of people decide not to go this year. One person told me the vendors were not good at all, the quilts sparse but nice. Are shows on the decline? I heard other say Quilt Con was amazing and chock full of people. I hope to get there someday.