Monday, March 4, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Mar 04, 2013

I put together four of the little 3-inch blocks using leftover half-square triangle blocks.  I find it a bit difficult to actually trim down the squares to 1-1/2" size, but they are easy to sew together.  This is just one of the many block styles I want to explore.  At this point, I don't have a vision of how I'm going to use these little guys once they are made.  Ahhh, so many possibilities.  If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment below.


So that's what I have on my design wall.  I'm linked up with Patchwork Times.    

I have so many different things going on right now.  Perhaps I should spend a day just getting myself organized so the rest of the week will be productive.

I am signed up for several classes at Craftsy.com one of which is the free Bag Making Basics with Kristin Link.  I've made lots of bags, pouches, totes and the like over the years, but it's good to see how others do things just in case there are tricks or techniques that I haven't used yet.  And the class is free so it's a win-win for me.  Sometimes its good to take a class just to get the nudge I need to make something that I've been putting off.  

I'm a sucker for boxes, containers, bags and pouches.  I tend to collect them like some people collect salt shakers, bird houses, or coins.  So I couldn't pass on making a new zippered pouch for myself.  I'm not sure what I'll put in it, but it'll be there waiting for me to decide.  With most new things I try, I grab leftover fabrics for the first attempt and that's what I did with this pouch.  It measures a smidgie over 9" x 5" which is a good size for some of my sewing supplies.  

A few years back, I made a pouch that I use for my sewing tools.  I make sure this is in my sewing machine travel case when I head off to quilt group.  As you can see it holds a lot of my essential tools.  

Thanks for stopping by.  May God bless your day!

      ~Diane

3 comments:

  1. Those are tiny blocks!! Wow. If I made them, there would not be a single point left LOL

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  2. Trimming them down made them extra small. Cute little blocks though. What fun bags you are making. Have fun with all of your classes.

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  3. tiny is such fun; I love your little triangles.

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