It has been a while since I wrote a blog post! Sometimes there is just not much creative stuff happening so I really have nothing to share with you. But this week I do 🙂
As many of you already know, we are moving soon so we have been busy getting our house ready to sell, and that process really has been eating away at my creative time. I started packing up my quilt room and all the fabric has been neatly vacuum-packed in those cool space-saving bags ( you know, the ones where you vacuum out all the air? That was fun!) Hopefully that will keep my precious stash safe from bugs and wet and anything else nasty! I had to keep out a little tiny bit of fabric of course, because I have to keep my sanity ;). Besides, there is middle son’s graduation quilt that needs to be finished before June! I was trying to decide whether I wanted to go with the left or right lay-out:
There is a very subtle difference and I wasn’t sure if the one on the left would just be too busy, but when I laid out all the blocks I loved the secondary design that showed up, so that is the one I decided to go with! Now I just have to to decide if I want to quilt the blocks before I put the quilt top together, or after!
Another project I am trying to finish is this table runner.
I bought a Moda scrapbag at my local quilt store and it contained this cute Spring-y collection of fabrics.
So I just started sewing strips together into improvised Log Cabin blocks and this is the result. I added the tongues at the end just for a new fun design element. I finished quilting this one, but accidentally packed away the fabric I was going to use for the binding….oops! May just have to do a little shopping now ;).It was a happy surprise to find this quote on all the selvedges and I definitely want to incorporate it into the quilt somehow!Isn’t that cute?!
Other than those two quilt projects, I have mostly been working on embroidery. It is small and easily portable and is the perfect thing to work on IF I can’t be quilting! This is a redwork project that I have had in the works for a while now. Don’t you just love how I obviously tired of doing that bird in the center and just left him half done??
I am also continuing my embroidered stamp work. These little girls are just so sweet and I love deciding what color I want to use in all the little details.
I am having so much fun with them in fact, that I made this the challenge in my Facebook group for the month of April! Anyone who sends me a SASE will receive one stamped image of my choosing, which they can embroider and incorporate into any project they wish. I can’t wait to see the creative results!
Seeing as I am so limited in my creative pursuits these days, I would love to live vicariously through you all~ What have you been up to? What fun projects do you have in the works? I would love to know so please share in the comments!
Until next time~Happy creating!