Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I found it really difficult to find my sewing groove over the last little bit. I was productive in other ways, though - I culled my stash again and sold another lot of fabric on Craigslist. It feels good to give my precioussssessss some breathing space in ye olde bookcase/fabric storage area. Also nice: cash in my wallet.

But it is terrifying to know that culling 60 metres (!!!) of fabric has made only a minor dent in my inventory. Sick-making, actually.

Anyway, on to more uplifting topics - what I sewed this week.


The potholder tutorial. Thanks again for all your lovely comments here and over at Sarah's! And thanks to Craftgossip and Kool Beenz for picking it up as well.

April's block for the Stash Trad Bee. This one is for Elizabeth, and here is her fabulous tutorial for making the Radiant Ring block.

Radiant Ring for Elizabeth (Don't Call Me Betsy) - April

Dryer sachets. I make little pillows using scraps and fill them with dried lavender, then use them in lieu of fabric softener or dryer sheets. They make the clothes smell divine and you can use them many, many times before they lose their smell. Bonus: no icky perfumes or chemicals on your clothes. Win-win!

dryer sachets

Made No Progress On

Everything Else, aka:

I Spy Quilt
Habitat Pillow Covers
Kaleidoscope (on hold)
Heather R memory quilt
Charity Quilt (Siblings Together)
New Wave
Bee quilt (Jewel Squares)
Bee quilt (Circle of Geese) 

This Week's Stats
Completed Projects - 1 (I don't count bee blocks as actual projects)
New Projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 8

What are you up to this week? I'm sharing at Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network as well - won't you join me?


  1. Love the block and the potholder! Thanks for the tute :)

  2. The radiant block is that!
    Like it

  3. Your radiant ring block is awesome.
    And I love the dryer sachets - so smart!

  4. Your pot holder is great. I love it. beautiful bee block,too.

  5. Love your new header photo! I have the tutorial for the potholder saved and plan to do it someday soon! Love the idea of lavender dryer bags! Do you grow your own lavender?

  6. You sold off SIXTY meters to make a dent in your stash!??? Oh my - you got it baaaad : )
    Next time you have a sale like that, TELL ME! hehe

    thanks for linking to TN&TN Felicity!
    ~Monika in Saskatoon

  7. i am making your potholders for a swap and they are so much fun! Your tute is very easy to follow. At first I thought all the layers would make it really bulky, but I was wrong. Great job!

  8. Good for you for parting with some stash! I had some of that same stash sickness lately...but I keep buying fabric! Must stop.

  9. I definitely am going to use your potholder tutorial. And your radiant ring block looks awesome. My cousin raises and sells lavender--hadn't thought of sachets for the dryer--what a great idea!

  10. This is very helpful. Thanks. Nice colouring on the block.

  11. Ok, how come I've never heard of homemade dryer sachets????

  12. Your block for Elizabeth is beautiful! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  13. gorgeous block! 60 metres, wowsers! I'm having another fugly fabric party if you want to get rid of some more!
    I love the fabric you used for your dryer sachets and that's such a great idea. if only I had a dryer!!

  14. inspiration! It is almost Lavender Season so those sachets will put the buds and flowers to great use. Last year I couldn't think of a thing to do with all the lavender so it just bloomed and never got used...

  15. Those dryer sachets are such a great idea.....specially for sheets.

  16. Breathing room is always so helpful to boost creativity. The block looks lovely. And you are reminding me how sad my pot holders.,.,

  17. Thanks for sharing your pot holder tutorial. All mine are looking really ratty right now.


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