I finally dug into my bin of selvedge strips Tuesday. My initial idea was to make a large tote with it, but now that they are done I’m just not sure. With this bin of scraps I was able to make 10 – 7″x7″ blocks. Not too shabby. I used a piece of felt to initially place the strips on, but then realized I wanted it thicker so I added a layer of batting underneath. So in total I had the row of strips, felt and batting being stitched on. It made a nice sturdy block.
These were fun, mindless blocks to work on. I brought my Janome upstairs to the breakfast nook to work on them so I could enjoy all this sun we’ve been getting. My Floridian blood was happy!
As promised, here is my first quilt block from my personal quilt block challenge. It’s called “Bow”. I was so happy with how it turned out until I realized I made one fatal error. Can you find it? I’m putting this finished block in my box now and will continue on, but I know I’ll go back at some point and re-do it. Doesn’t it drive you nuts when you make small sewing mistakes?!?!
I think I’m going to scan the next block today and start that. This one has a lot of empty space, so I need to think about what solid I want to use. I am also waiting for the UPS man to deliver my first leather back! After many months, I have found a great company that sells beautiful leather that can allow me to make custom leather handbag straps and totes. So excited!!
Happy Thursday and thanks for reading! xo Cindy