Behind the Scenes

It’s been Spring Break this past week at our house which was much needed and enjoyed. I enjoy road trips because it gives me time to have long conversations with my husband and to work on some hand work. This time I brought a few more of my Round We Go English Paper-Piecing blocks. Somewhere along the way, I lost a piece of this block. Fortunately, there is always more fabric back at home. 😉

A few other project updates: I finished 64 of my vintage-inspired log cabin blocks. I honestly loved making each and every one of them.  I pulled out all of the fabric favorites from my stash and scraps plus a few fun scraps from some generous friends thrown in.

These blocks finished 10″ x 10″ (10.5″ x 10.5″ unfinished). I pieced all of the blocks together last week so that I could drop them off to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting before we left to go out of town. I’m so exciting to get this scrappy quilt quilted and bound! I’m keeping this one all for my own personal snuggling.

It was super fun to work on a project just for fun! You can read more about the sizes of pieces, how to construct a log cabin quilt, etc. here.

Now it’s back to “business” sewing (I know, poor me) as I prepare for upcoming quilt market in May. I have some fun things that I will keep under wraps for a bit (and look forward to revealing more after Market) but here’s another pile I’ve got ready to cut up. Christmas in April! I have a new Christmas-y pattern coming out this spring. I like where it’s going on paper and I’m hoping it will turn out as well in fabric. Fingers crossed!

I’m feeling like I’m starting a marathon run to the end of May. In addition to Market prep I’ve got two kids with birthdays as well as another one graduating from High School this spring, so that will bring its own round of busy excitement. All good stuff, but I know the time is going to fly. (I’m both excited and tired just thinking about it!)

In the meantime, I’m feeling super grateful for the little break we had this week. We took a road trip to California to find some (slightly) warmer temperatures and to hang out with cousins. We visited a new-to-me part of southern California and it was beautiful! The rolling hills were green and covered with various wild flowers. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was just what I needed to gird up for the months ahead.

Let the sewing begin!

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  • Reply
    Kim B.
    April 7, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Glad you had a refreshing spring break! Your spring DOES sound busy — how can you have a kid finishing high school??!

    Looking forward to seeing your Christmas pattern!

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      April 7, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      This is my second kid to graduate from high school! It’s crazy!

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    April 7, 2019 at 5:04 am

    That Christmas fabric looks yummy ❤️❤️ Anxious to see what you did!

  • Reply
    April 7, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Gosh I love these photos, each one is inspiring and fun
    time goes so fast. I know.
    Happy Sunday, Amy

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    April 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Glad you had a great break! I am eager to see your finished Log Cabin!!

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    Shirley Clark
    April 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I love the quilt, and I know the log cabin quilt will be beautiful. I’ve done one of those, and still love it.

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    Nancy Austin
    April 9, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Where are you located? and do you accept donation? We have 24 cartons full of quilting fabrics, threads, etc. our quilter lady passed and left tons of fabric still in original wrappings, etc.

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