New Dresden block, bow-ties, and valentines projects
I have been itching to sew for weeks. We’ve had a lot going on with holiday hoopla, a family wedding, and extended family staying with us for a week – all very good things – but I have hardly touched my sewing machine for weeks. I had big plans for this weekend to clean up Christmas, start a bunch of new projects, and clean out my sewing room. But then I got my annual post-Christmas bug and instead I feel like a piece of crud. I guess those things will wait.
Before I started feeling too crumby I did get to make a little Dresden bee block for Lori Holt. I think it turned out so cute and it went so fast. This Dresden has fewer and fatter wedges, cut using Lori’s small “thimble” template. Lori has this Dresden tutorial on her blog.
Even though I haven’t sewn much, I did make my first ever handmade bow-ties last weekend for the wedding. I’m kind of proud of how they turned out. I just searched Bow Tie Tutorials on Pinterest, read a bunch of them and then went for it. I may make more of these in my future, because they looked so cute on my guys and weren’t nearly as tricky as I’d feared. 🙂
If, unlike yours truly, your Christmas decor is cleaned up and put away and you’re itching to get ready for the next holiday, may I suggest some pieced heart pillows?
My pillows and pattern are featured in the current issue of Quilt It…Today. I snapped a picture of an issue in the wild when I saw it at JoAnn’s right before Christmas (and got some interesting looks while doing so), but must have accidentally deleted it from my phone. 🙁 This issue is also available from the Fat Quarter Shop.
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