New Year

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's only four days into 2011, but that's already been a busy year! I am excited to be participating in the Twice Around the Block Bee with a group of super talented quilters! Kim's month was first and she sent these adorable boyish fabrics and asked for squares and rectangles. I pulled out Fat Quarterly's second issue and used the Small Change block by Tacha Bruecher.

Zippy Pouches!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I have been sewing up these zippy pouches. I was really inspired by Amanda's log cabin pouch and am now getting dangerously close to obsessed! It's just such a great use for scraps. I use fusible fleece as interfacing! Gives them great body.

Hand-Dyed, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I was so pleased to pull these from the dryer this morning! The first batch of fabrics that I dyed using the wax-resist batik method outlined in Color Your Cloth. I am dyeing 5 yards this week!

Thrifting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I managed to find time to go out thrifting this week as well! Came home with some great sheets!

George, originally uploaded by jenib320.

I was thinking about sharing my 2011 goals here but I've been putting them off. I want to really hone in on what exactly I want to accomplish as well what is reasonable, haha. Perhaps in a few days I'll have ironed out a few.

Thank you for all of your kind comments on my last post! Your support really means a lot to me! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh Popcorn
Sound of: Monk
Taste of: Mint fudge covered oreos
Sight of: Hand-dyed fabrics!
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- The first batch of fabrics was a success!
- Managed to get a lot done today!
- Finished up the month's first bee block!
- George has been really sweet today :)


  1. i love your new header!
    i love it when animals have their sweet days. makes you feel that much more loved by them :D

  2. I love that small change block. I really need to try that. I really liked that quilt pattern. It's great with those fabrics.

  3. 1. Your new header is fun!
    2. those little bags. uggh... must make little bags!!!
    3. Making your own fabrics - YEAH JENI!

  4. hey, this is my first time here and i love your '
    Today I love the..' & 'Good Things about Today:' sections :)

    a very good reminder to be thankful each day!

  5. I love the brown & green sheet you picked up! I'm definitely jealous.

  6. i really love your zippy pouches! the fleece lining sounds perfect. do you ever sell them?

    and oh man do the mint fudge oreos sound good!!! must buy!

  7. I just love the little zipper pouch you made me! It is so amazing! You do such wonderful work. :)


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