Day 6 - Advent Scrap-a-long!

Today's block is a fun and easy block which I made in pink!
Here's a few tips for block construction:

I love how my blocks are looking with all the scrappy solids I am using!
There's still time to join this FREE quilt-a-long:
Just download the PDFs from the seasonal page on my download website (link in left sidebar)


Improv Scrap Blocks

I love sewing with scraps and it declutters my studio! 

I really don't love strip scraps that are narrower than 2.25" wide (my quilt binding strip width)! So they tend to build up all year until I decide to deal with them. This week after sorting my strips into colors I decided to deal with the green ones so I foundation improv pieced some 6" blocks:
It made 21 blocks! 
I've just popped them in a project box with some other colors I already had set aside from previous improv binges, I'll make a quilt eventually but just getting the rest of the color strips pieced into usable 6" squares in the next few months would be great! 

Day 5

It's day five of the Advent Scrap Along. I am making the largest version:

But there is a simplified basic HST sampler option as well:
I made today's block green:

Advent Countdown Continues

It's day four of my Advent Scrap-a-long! Here's a few tips for today's block:

My block today is yellow:

I love how my colorful array of scrappy solids is coming together so far!
I'm really enjoying this project!
You can join the fun by downloading the PDFs from the seasonal page on my download website (link in left sidebar). 

Christmas is Just Around the Corner!

Yesterday I made a cute sleeveless maxi dress using a fabulous organic cotton sateen by Harmony Art Organic Design called Space Cowboy:

We're having an unseasonably warm December so far here in Colorado so it's fabulous to have a nice long dress on sunny days!

This red and green print sateen is truly divine! 

This will be soooo easy to dress up or down for any occasion especially Christmas!
I could wear it with red or green Converse, Birkenstocks or ballet flats and a denim jacket for a casual vibe or dress it up with a simple pair of red stilettos and a nice red shoulder wrap!
I LOVE how this fabric drapes! It is fabulous for blouses and dresses!

You can buy the fabric here:

I ran some errands and did some shopping today in this outfit with the matching mask and so many people commented and said how much they loved them!

 I am so pleased I scraped together enough scraps after making the dress to be able to make a mask, this was all I had left, I joined the two triangles of fabric to make the face shield part of the mask.