First off, you probably saw the sketchbook cover I showed off the other day. I used this Journal Cover tutorial, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yet I happened upon another tutorial (thanks Blue.Ridge.Girl!) by Bloomin' Workshop, which has the added features of bound edges and rounded corners. I think it's good to have options, and would highly recommend both tutorials if you're so inclined to make a cover too.
And speaking of options, the paper-pieced Hack Slash block by badskirt that started off my sketchbook cover is now available as a traditional pieced block as well. (Thanks Amy!) I'm kinda crushing on this block right now!
Boy things are just leading one to another today! My guild-mate, Allison of Allison Sews shared a new-to-me technique for freezer paper piecing this week. She makes it look simple and neat and definitely worth trying next time I paper piece. I even have the suggested Add-A-Quarter ruler around here somewhere!
Have you heard about Heidi/Fabric Mutt's Sew the Library sew along and linky party? I find I often use my craft books for inspiration or technique and then go off on my own. Others, though, you've known me to sew from beginning through to the end. Either way, they are a treasure trove for sure. If you've sewn from your library lately, consider joining in!
Lastly, I randomly (right?) posted my Quiltyness Pinterest board on my facebook page last week, and it got shared around quite a bit, so I thought I'd mention it here. I go there often for inspiration and even just to soak up the beauty created by our quilting community. Another of my favorite boards is my Quilt BLOCKS board, where I stash blocks I want to try or even blocks I've made - just to remember.
Anyway, there's some stuff I've enjoyed lately and wanted to share with you. Happy Friday!