I did the first week's blocks to get into the groove, since they were the easiest. I am playing around with color values to make the points stand out.
|Light points on darker background|
|Dark points on lighter background|
Then I jumped ahead to this week's block, which was more tricky. I think if I made these again I might use the solid in some of the pieced sections to make them less busy.
I also realized that I might not want to make four of each of the ten block styles or I will end up with way more blocks than I need. Or maybe they would make great pillow covers...
I also tried out a cute new reusable grocery bag pattern this week from Keyka Lou. It comes in three sizes. It might not be a great make-and-sell item because they take $5-10 worth of quality fabric apiece, but I am going to use some of my stash to make myself a set. The design is very similar to a plastic grocery bag and folds up very small. It's fully lined, reversible, and has reinforced seams. Perfect for the farmer's market!
|This is the small size...it would also make a nice lunch bag.|
Next week it's back to restocking my shop with new iPad and e-reader cases.
Oh, and how could I forget?! If you are ever in Homer, AK, stop by Homer's Jeans where some of my creations are now being sold!