A few fun things to share: I’ve been working on a new project to share next week as part of Baby Lock’s Love of Sewing Challenge, featuring the new Destiny II Sewing and Embroidery machine. I’m so excited to be a part of this challenge – along with 11 other sewists (better word than sewers, right?) each sharing a free project and showcasing a different feature of this machine. This is my first ever embroidery machine, so I have lots to learn, but the features on this machine are so amazing – I’ve already loved playing. I’m SO excited about the possibilities.
Hey look! That’s me. (so crazy) I’ll have a cute project + a free embroidery pattern to share this weekend! You can visit the Love of Sewing page to see what’s already been shared in the first 5 weeks.
In the meantime, I keep pulling out my red scraps whenever I have a spare minute and making wonky log-cabin blocks. They’re so fun to make – you can’t stop at just one. And it feels good to use that big bin of red and white scraps. Plus it’s fun to pull out old fabric favorites and give them new life.
I’m up to 21 blocks and there’s still enough red and white scraps for many more. You can read more about this project and the tutorial that inspired it here.
Here’s one more adorable new project – Emily Herrick’s Cross-Stitch heart is part of the the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club challenge for February. This is a monthly subscription club that is based on exploring different quilting techniques or design concepts to help you expand your horizons and build your skills as a quilter. Each month has a new lesson hosted and taught by a different instructor – this month it is Emily Herrick exploring fun cross-stitch ideas in quilts. She’s got some great instructions and motivation to play with a variety of cross-stitch designs as well as how to make your own. You can pick and choose different months for just $5.00, or subscribe for a whole year of inspiration with different challenges each month.
Finally, just for fun, check out this cool video about a company called Thread that buys recycled trash from Haiti and turns it into fabric. I think it’s a pretty cool concept – not only making usable goods from recycled trash, but helping impoverished people in the process. I love stuff like that.