Pleated Tote from Ellen Baker’s terrific (and free—thank you, Ellen!) tutorial, http://thelongthread.com/?p=10690 . Used fabrics from Joel Dewberry’s Aviary 2 collection: http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/joel_dewberry/aviary_2/ironwork_in_granite and http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/joel_dewberry/aviary_2/bloom_in_granite
Whipped up a quick asterisk quilt block this evening. Following along Craftsy’s awesome (and free!!!) block of the month class with Amy Gibson. http://www.craftsy.com/
I’m using prints from the Canning Day collection from Connecting Threads with classic Kona Snow (Robert Kauffman) as a background. (The red print above is called Mason Jars in tomato.) I may add in some other prints as the quilt progresses, as I plan a scrappy look. Pressing the seams open may have not been the best for this block due to the bulk in the middle.