|Pleated Clutches, from a pattern by Keyka Lou, headed to a local boutique|
First up is the Zakka Style sew-a-long, hosted by LRstitched. The book we will be sewing through is compiled by Rashida Coleman-Hale, designer of the Washi line of fabric that I have been holding on to, waiting for just the right project to come along. I think this fits perfectly! The sew-a-long starts tomorrow with a zig-zag tote bag...which also seems to fit nicely with my theme of chevrons lately. Staying true to my usual re-design-it-myself style, I plan to take the basic idea of the tote and turn it into a slightly different shape that looks more like a handbag.
I have also been eyeing the New York Beauty quilt-a-long hosted over at Sew Sweetness. My bed is screaming for a new quilt, and I have been hoping to try a more modern style of quilting than I have done in the past. I ordered some charcoal Kona cotton to use with these Poetica by Jane Dixon half-yards, and plan to make 4 of each New York Beauty block. I'm going to assemble them in a very non-traditional, meandering sort of way with lots of negative space. Or so I think, anyway. We shall see. I'm 4 weeks behind on the blocks, so I need to get started as soon as my solid arrives.
|My bed's new quilt...eventually|