Progress on my bright, scrappy blocks. They are big blocks – 12″ each. I used Leigh’s tutorial as my inspiration and just made the blocks bigger. This project is so not high on my priority list right now, but it’s the one I keep wanting to work on!
This was one of those rare and lovely weekends when we didn’t have a national holiday, a birthday, sporting events, sinus surgery, extended family event, house guests, yard work, or any other major commitment. Can I tell you how much I enjoyed it? I should have been cleaning out and organizing my basement, but the fabric scraps that exploded all over my sewing table kept calling my name. (To my credit I did spend 45 minutes dismantling and unclogging the large blockage in my vacuum cleaner, so I should get points for that at least. I’ll spare you the pictures of that ‘creative’ endeavor.)
Saturday was one of those afternoons here where the kids built forts and played “orphans” with the neighbors for hours. (Why do kids love pretending they are orphans?) My sewing space is right off the room where they were playing so I loved feeling like I was close by but able to get a lot of sewing done at the same time. Very rare, but very awesome. I wish every Saturday could be like that! (Especially when I end the day gorging myself on sushi with my husband. Talk about a perfect day.)
Finally (one more gratuitous fabric shot) I’ve finally picked a palette for my Swoon-a-long quilt. Which, yes, has not even been started. But this is progress. And let’s face it, probably a long term project. Nevertheless, I’m still enjoying the Swoon-y inspiration going on right now.
I was having a hard time deciding what colors and fabrics to use for this quilt. I swore up and down, no new fabric – it ALL had to come from the stash. Then I went to JoAnn to buy a new rotary cutter during a 50% off sale and happened to walk past the Denyse Schmidt fabric (which also happened to be on sale). I didn’t realize she had a new collection, Daisy Mae. Some really COOL prints and colors – that’s where the greens and the red at the top came from. Seeing those colors totally inspired me for this quilt. The rest are from the stash. Sadly, (or maybe fortunately for me), the fabric quality is not nearly as good on this collection (and yet the price is the same). As a result, I did not buy very much. Unfortunate, since there are some really cool prints.
So anyway, thank you ‘boring’ Saturday afternoon for your generous donation of productive time. I hope you had some weekend time to sew, or play ‘orphans’, or clean out your vacuum cleaner too. This is when I like January.