Instead of working on more DJ blocks, this is what I've been busy doing...I made a Sassy Bag (by Lazy Girl Designs) that I will use when I go to the Quilters' Heritage Celebration show down in Lancaster in 2 weeks. The bag is the perfect size for carrying just the few things that I need while keeping my hands free (to fondle fabric at the show).
My current addiction is to selvages, so I used them for the front flap, the handle and the back pocket. You may be able to see some of the detail on the selvages if you click on the pictures...the handle has a selvage from some fabric that I bought at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in 2007 (especially designed for the 2006 show by Valori Wells) and the diagonal piece on the front is from a fabric line called Under the Influence of Fabric. I bought several fat quarters in that line at the Lancaster show a number of years ago and just recently discovered what was on the selvage!
While on the subject of selvages, here is a postcard that I made for another friend who had a birthday earlier this week.
My name is Anya and I am addicted to selvages...I suppose admitting that is the first step on the road to recovery...And I guess the next step is asking my friends to stop supplying me with selvages, but I'm not strong enough for that step yet...I'm an addict who can't quite keep away from her dealers...