Friday, February 14, 2014

Le Challenge - The Rising Sun

The Le Challenge theme this month is "the rising sun".  I love this challenge because it can be any craft project just so long as its finished and is just so challenging!
This month I had a few goals.  I wanted to do something non-quilty, make something functional, and use a sample fat eighth of orange ombre fabric. 

I decided to make a small, simple bag for my recharger cords.  I hate to just throw the loose cords into my bag for the iPad, cell phone, camera, and iPod.  So now, I can put all the cords into this little bag and know where they are at.
I thought it needed something extra and had planned to embroider a sun on the front panel.  But since the theme is the rising sun, I decided to do some sashiko-inspired lines of sewing on both sides.


This simple bag took about an hour to make, which included time to watch the Olympics and to eat a pop tart.
Next month's theme will be announced tomorrow and I hope that you are able to join us.  It is always so interesting to see how others interpret the monthly theme. 
Lately, I have been enjoying my project from the last challenge theme - precious.
Happy Valentine's Day
Linking today to Le Challenge and to Whoop Whoop Fridays.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WIP Wednesday - February 5th

A couple people told me that I hadn't updated my blog lately.  I promise I have been sewing my little fingers off working as a pattern tester.  You know its bad when late the other night, I kept tapping the end of my chair with my foot and wondering why that dang needle wasn't moving!
So my January finishes were a big zero as in nada, nix, none.  But I do have a few projects that I am hoping to get done while I am waiting for the backing fabric to arrive.
1.  Classic Meets Modern QAL.  This month's traditional block is the Amethyst Block.  I decided to make it modern by making the angles all wonky.  It kinda looks like a wonky star block to me.


2.  Le Challenge.  These monthly challenges have been.......well....challenging! 
This month's theme is "the rising sun" and the linkup party is the 15th.  I haven't missed a party yet, so I need to get moving.  Not sure just yet what I am going to do, but I did find a sample of some orange ombre fabric in the Quiltcon goodie bag that I may work with.
 photo LeChalleng
3.  Pantone Color Challenge - Radiant Orchid.  This purple/pink color is something that I do not have much of in my stash, but I really want to participate in this year's challenge.  I remember all of the great emerald entries from last year that looked really fun.
2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

Linking up today to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.