In between working on the new baby girl gift, I've made a couple other quick projects to satisfy myself! The first was a pillow for the living room using some yummy Amy Butler Cameo fabric and my old stand by, a curtain from IKEA.
I had heard talk on Instagram of a quick way to make a quilt top using a jelly roll called a jelly roll race (click here for instructions on how to make your own from PatternReview.com). I took that concept but tweaked it a bit- I cut my jelly roll lovelies into 10" strips and attached them on the diagonal like you would binding. I really like the way it worked out! This pillow is 20" x 22" and I used 20 10" strips to make it, along with a border of 5" wide x lenghth of block for the front. On the back, I used a simple envelope closure- here is a good tutorial from Katy at i'm a ginger monkey.
I also decided to whip up a little organizational kit for all of my hand sewing on the go needs! I LOVE Rashida Coleman Hale's book Zakka Style (check it out in the sidebar, yo! <-------) so I used her pattern as inspiration... truth be told, the only reason I didn't use it fully is because her book is downloaded on my Nook and my dear Nook was MIA (never fear- it's been found!). So, I took what I remembered from her pattern, cut up some beautiful Liberty and linen (from Crimson Tate and westwood acres) and I was on my way!
I think making teeny things is so encouraging, don't you? Everyone needs a bit of instant gratification once in a while and these definitely fit the bill! :) What about you- have you made any fun teenie weenies lately? They're the best, I tell you!
PS: Don't forget to enter my give away before it's too late!!! Someone has to win, might as well be you. ;)