It all started with a goodbye present for j's teacher. This was my first Noodlehead Open Wide Pouch, and it was addictive. It's a one-afternoon project and requires very little fabric.
Then the cousins came to visit and I wanted a short, sewing project to do with them. I mean, we also needed time to bake an eight-layer chocolate cake and learn to do Dutch braids, which are different from French braids. Not sure why I thought something with a zipper was a good first sewing project, but they were good sports about letting my micromanaging hands take over during that part. Amari decided she wanted hers to be pencil size, so we cut the original project down by a third for hers.
A very productive day.
At this point it was becoming second nature, so when my Artist's Way Group folded at the end of the summer, it was an obvious gift. I'm really into the Japanese fabrics at Gather Here these days. If it says Kokka on the selvage, I would like three yards, please. Sew satisfying to whip these out:
But just like with friendship bracelets in 8th grade and my salsa egg recipe in college, I think this recipe/pattern has run its course. Time to move on to the next new thing!
Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild