Saturday, May 17, 2014

#55 Having Fun With Batiks

You may or may not have noticed my absence from my blog. Not that I post a lot, but I've had a rough few weeks! First I gave myself a minor concussion, getting better. Then I went right into a bad flu bug which I mentioned. It's has been a  rough go and it has slowed down all the fun sewing stuff!!
This week however I have managed to get back some of my sewing mojo, which makes me extremely happy, but I am so behind!! Oh well letting go of the things I can't control......

And let me just say, I have been having so much fun!!
There are 3 colour ways within the Jinny Beyer Batiks, Lagoon, Java,  and Sumatra. So far I've only used the Sumatra line. Here's what I've made.....

Review: first I made an  8x10" flag, for a Jog for Cancer event in Stratford Ont.

This week I made a Sunglass pouch (find the pattern here), with the scraps left over from the flag, which is going to look great in the tote I just finished today!!( I know you can't see me, but seriously have the biggest smile on my face for this one!!) Love how the fabrics look together, it turned out amazing!!!! (find the pattern here) I tweaked mine a 
bit!! First I pieced the top section of the bag, then I enlarged the inside pocket and added a swivel clip for my keys.

Here's my List for the Week:

(Hopefully will be starting a new list soon, and this one will be history!!)

1. Sugar Block Club 2014

2. Sew Kitschy BOM

3. Classic Meets Modern BOM

4. Modern Blocks BOM Top Complete!!

5. Globe Trotting BOM

6. Layer Cake Sampler QAL (Only 2 more blocks to go) (all blocks completed)

7. Triangle QAL Top Complete!!

8. Scrappy Trip Around the World Bee (still waiting for 3 1 blocks from this round!)

9. Modern Insta Bee (Feb, MarApr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan)

10. Diamond Tread (quilt )

11. Batik Quilt (just moved from UFO to WIP!!) Top Complete!!

12. Part 2 of Mini Medallion

13. Cut the Churn Dash Sew Along pieces, (partly done)

14. Finish all my mini pouches (buy clips)

15. Catch up on all Modern InstaBee blocks (priority)
16. Tester pattern for Kristy at Quiet Play (Dble Decker Bus!!)

What I've Been Up To:

Modern InstaBee May Block (my month!!)

Catch up Block for Modern InstaBee 

and one for the quilt I'm building

WIP Hexi progress

and I managed to sew some extra pouches for sunglasses and reading glasses, even 2 in camo (for my husband and son!!) This lovely fabric came from one of my InstaBee mates!!! Thanks again Karen!!


  1. I am so glad you are feeling a bit better and got your mojo back!!! Hope you are back to 100% very soon and your mojo stays strong!!

  2. I'm so excited to see your diamond hex quilt. I have one about half done. I must get it out again and start working on it.

  3. You have been BUSY! I like the batiks projects so much , I almost didn't see anything else on the page. I am checking out that bag pattern right now.


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