What I'm Working on Right Now

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Friday! Today I want to share a bit of what I've been working on at the moment!

I finished up my Maker's Tote last week, I'll be sharing lots of photos of it soon. I love how it turned out! I've been using it for my most recent knitting project!

I've made a couple drawstring bags in the last few weeks. This one is scrappy patchwork style! It uses 2.5" squares, which is a great scrap size. I have a free tutorial for making a patchwork bag here. I used some yellow measuring tape twill to finish it off. I realized after making this one, that it's a perfect use for those mini charm packs. I have since sewn up two more panels from mini charms to make more!

Jacey and I are always scheming new projects, and last week we were both digging through our stashes. I rediscovered these old Prints Charming fat quarters and we decided they needed to be a bag! I was able to squeeze a project size drawstring bag out of it since one fat quarter was oversized. It was fun to use up fabrics that have been in my stash for a while!

Last week my Mom came to visit for a few days! While she was here, we stitched up a cosmetic bag for my Aunt Karen for her Birthday! We used the tried and true Open Wide Pouch by Anna Graham, making the large size. It was really fun choosing fabrics and notions together. I think the bag turned out really cute!

I buy all my zippers from Zipit.

I've been working on an all blue version of the Woven quilt from Patchwork Essentials! I realized when I rearranged my fabric stash at the beginning of the year that the color I have the most of is blue. An all blue quilt seemed like the best way to try to make a dent in my blue stash! I'll share more on this project very soon, I am almost ready to start sewing the blocks!

This past weekend we had amazing weather, and I took advantage of it by doing a bit of cutting outside! I was in a Kokka layer cake swap a couple years ago and I'm finally making something with the squares. I cut some more from my stash to go with it, and I'm making another Magic Stars Quilt. This one is a lot crazier than the last one I made!

I have been slowly working away on my vintage sheet scrappy trip quilt! I now have half of the blocks put together, so that's progress! Looking forward to putting this one together and enjoying it!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh my gosh, that sheep print!! What is it?!?!

  2. Jeni, every single photo you posted makes me smile and fills me with lust to have/make all of them! You are one very productive quilter :)

  3. Love your Maker's tote. I'm a sock knitter, so I bought the pattern to make a few project bags, but all that binding has me a little intimidated. (The print you chose is perfect---I love gold & gray together.)

  4. These are great fabrics. . .and projects! I've been eyeing the maker tote to cart my hexi projects to and from work (I'm allowed two breaks and a lunch Ha!) Loved your podcast @CraftyPlanner. . .

  5. I love your vintage sheet quilt project! Gorgeous!

  6. Oh my goodness - super adorable and love your fabrics!


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