This month I decided to try something a bit new for me, conquering a fear, learning a new skill, or possibly providing you with many laughs (depending on how this turns out). My dear friend, Julie over at Pink Doxies, recently started hosting a new monthly linky party called #BraveQuilter encouraging us to mark things off our quilting bucket list and challenge ourselves to try something new.
So this leads me to my Quilting Confession; Tish, has never really tried to sew something that is 3D. GASP! So what exactly does this mean?
I consider myself to be a 2D quilter...I've only made quilts. No bags. No totes. No pin cushions. Not even a doll. Just flat. Nothing with dimensions (unless you count a folded or rolled quilt). I read about all my other quilty friends making beautiful bags with nifty pouches. Drawstring wonders to hold all of your little valuables. Cute baskets to catch and hold your unwanted threads.
My quilting partner in crime, Sandra at mmm! quilts, even designed and wrote a pattern for Moda Bake Shop for her Pyramid Pouch.
|Click on the picture to check out this awesome tutorial|
I'm sitting over here in wonderland hoping no one notices that my sewing forte doesn't include these skills. I'll be honest zippers seem scary.
|Picture from FunnyRush.com|
AHHHHHH!!! Oh, sorry, it's just a coat zipper. But you do see what I mean, right?
So I have decided this month, with big girl panties on, to try to make a Pixie Basket. I first learned about this cute little basket when Jayne over at Twiggy and Opal made one last month.
|Photo courtesy of Jayne at Twiggy and Opal. Click on the picture to read more about it.|
The pattern is called Pixie Basket by Fabric Mutt. It seems like a quick little project, though I have only skimmed the directions at this point. With our community's up coming Strawberry Festival in May, it seems like a perfect little item to sell at the guild's boutique.
Things might be a bit quiet over here in wonderland this month. I have a few silent projects going on, but hopefully, I can show you my finished Labyrinth quilt next week and show you my finished Pixie Basket (or maybe two) before
April May sneaks up on us.
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