I’m juggling a bunch of new projects right now and my sewing table is obnoxiously busy. Some of these projects are behind the scenes for future sharing, but I’ve also got plenty to share today! For one thing, I’m finally catching up on the March 2023 Riley Blake Block Challenge blocks.
I’m continuing to make my blocks out of my recent Portsmouth fabric collection which is available in stores now.
All of the blocks are 10″ x 10″ (10.5″ x 10.5″ unfinished).
Block 8 is called Splice, designed by Kristy Lea. Block 8 free pattern PDF here.
Block 9 Star Blossom block designed by Fran Gulick. Block 9 pattern PDF found here.
And this week’s block, Block 10 Follow the Leader was designed by Sue Daley. Block pattern found here.
I’ve had a few people ask me for fabric/yardage requirements and I’m so sorry, but I don’t really have any official yardage requirements for the blocks I’ve done so far and don’t know yet what I’ll use for the upcoming blocks until I get to them. I’m kind of winging it as I go. Which I know isn’t helpful to anyone else. But it’s all I’ve got in me right now.
So my answer would be: assorted Fat Quarters. The background color is the Confetti Cotton in Cloud.
Also on my cutting table: these Liberty Flower Show Coastal Walk 5″ charm squares – I’ve got a fun scrappy project underway with them.
Another project coming soon made with this Eden collection by Gabrielle Neil Designs. The colors and prints are so warm and sunny. Just what I need on a cold, wet day like today!
Also new on my cutting table right now:
I’m especially inspired by Susan Ache’s new book Summer Memories featuring classic red, white and blue quilts + a bunch of adorable cross stitch patterns!
Also new this week:
A preview of the April Perfectly Pieced box arrived this week! The fabric bundle is another absolute winner – I’m really excited to play with it! I’ll be share more details + project in the next week or so. 🙂
So there’s the latest scoop on what’s happening around here. More than I can keep track of somedays, but at least it’s fun stuff.
Also a bit of this scenery today:
While I am VERY ready for warm spring temperatures, I figured I might as well get in a good snow hike in the nearby foothills since that’s what’s available. It was chilly but pretty.
Okay, now lets move on to real spring!