It's been a while since I've had any sewing news on the blog so I thought I'd give you a quick update. This is what my design wall looks like:
Yes, that is my sampler from Lori Holt's Quilty Little Christmas, still no borders. Maybe it will be finished for Christmas 2016, I mean, really, what's the point working on it now?! Everything else on the "design wall"(batting secured to the playroom wall with thumbtacks - fancy!) is totally random except the do. Good Stitches blocks on the bottom from my tutorial. I can't wait to get my last four and turn them into a quilt.
Next to it are some of Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Foxes. Funny story, I made these in the mountains, on a weekend getaway with some awesome girls. They originally looked like this:
I had all these extra pieces cut and I assumed I read the cutting directions wrong since I wasn't making a whole quilt worth of blocks. I thought they weren't as cute as they originally seemed but didn't think about it for too long, then we checked instagram and realized a funny conversation had taken place in the comments. Things like "is there a reason you decided to leave off the foreheads?" or "did you need to shrink the blocks to fit a pillow so you left out a piece?" Um, no - just late night sewing. We had a good laugh and then I had a good hour with the seam ripper, ugh!!!!
I've mainly been busy with bee blocks. These are Stash Sewciety blocks for Lisa from March:
And Stash Sewciety blocks for Carlie for April:
And Haven Circle do. Good Stitches blocks for April:
In addition to bee blocks, I've also been working on swaps and gifts. A few of us from Circle 7 decided to do a birthday swap, and this is one of the little extras I made for Amy Gibson. It was copied from Heidi's post.
And I did manage to sneak in one little bit of selfish sewing, a set of voile pillowcases using the super easy hot dog method.
ahhh, they are so dreamy to sleep on.
Well, that ended up being a longer catch up than I thought. Sorry if you follow me on IG and have seen everything before. I have a few big finishes coming up that I'll get out the "real camera" for and have a proper blog post soon! Ta ta for now, lovely readers!