On Friday, I was super excited as I received my copy of “Patchwork Please! – Colorful Zakka projects to stitch and give” by Ayumi Takahashi.
Photo from: ayumills.blogspot.com – Pink Penguins, Ayumi Takahashi
I have signed up to the Zakka Along 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please Flickr Group to join others who are making things from the book. As you will see below one of my April goals is to make a pin cushion and travel sewing kit. I decided to give the pin cushion on the front cover a go.
Size: 4 x 4 in.
Materials: Osnaburg Fabric (instead of linen but I used Pellon Shape Flex Interfacing to add thickness and stability), and Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey for Moda. I did not have the fabric button so I just used buttons I had in stock.
Technique: Paper Piecing
I also managed to finish up a custom order for a set of my pot holders. Order was for a green, taupe and wine colored set.
Size: 8.5 x 8.5 in.
Materials: I used Taupe Essex Linen, the wine fabric was from JoAnn, and a Japanese cotton fabric with Vegetables (from Etsy). I used insul-bright as the filler to protect from the heat.
Onto setting my goals for April, this month I wanted to make sure I set realistic goals. Not that I have been going terribly, I just have a lot going on and I have a whole week away at the end of the month – I am off to San Francisco for work.
I think, I can accomplish:
- Focus on stock for my Etsy Store.
- Chair Bags (x2 sets)
- Oven Mitts (x1 set)
- Coffee Cup Sleeves (x2)
- Pouches/ Cases (x2)
- Set of place mats (x1 Stretch goal)
- Make a Pin cushion (from Patchwork Please) and a travel sewing pouch
- Make a travel baby quilt for charity (~30x20in.)
- Madrona Road Challenge – Mini Quilt
I plan on trying to continue the quilting of my first quilt but realistically will not have it finished this month – targeting that larger project for May.
My General goals continue:
- Try to eat and exercise to plan
- Blog regularly using my new schedule