Once again, I have long neglected this space. To the point where it is overwhelming to try to catch up. There has been no lack of sewing around here, if you follow me on IG you know I've been a busy bee. As I perused my photos to try to decide where to start I noticed that an awful lot of my projects have come from Ayumi's book, Patchwork, Please! This is not a paid post, or anything like that, I just love this book and keep finding more projects to make from it.
One of the first projects I made was table runner for a swap using the Swedish Blooms paper pieced blocks. I would love to make a whole quilt with this pretty flowers!
One of the most often used patterns from this book has to be the envelopes! I'm in a flickr swap called SWAK swap (Sealed With A Kiss) that exchanges these blocks, plus some cute little postage stamps made from the tutorial on the Nana Co blog. Here are a few blocks I made for members:
Another project I've made multiples of (I think four) is the travel embroidery case. The first one I actually made for myself! The biggest change I've made to this pattern is to use up some of my Farmer's Wife Quilt Along blocks for the front. It has been really fun to use them for these.
Here are some pictures from the others I've made. They are really fun to pick fabric combinations for since you can highlight so many without using large pieces. For the vinyl I just cut up those zipper bags that sheet sets/mattress pads/etc. come in and it's been working great. I put my scissors and floss in the vinyl pocket. The slotted pockets on the right hand side fit a folded pattern piece perfectly.
Oh, and I've found the back is a perfect spot to use some of those cute stamps from the SWAK swap!
I should be back again next week with an update post as I got tagged for the Around the World Blog Hop. I figure if I have a few bloggy obligations it will help me to get back into the routine, as I do miss sharing here! Have a fantastic weekend!