I really didn’t think there was going to be a blog post today….we have had some gorgeous ( and unusual!) weather here in central Pennsylvania this past week and I have been taking full advantage by going outside and “mucking around” in my little Peter Rabbit garden. We also visited a local nursery last weekend ( practicing all the proper social distancing rules of course!) and picked up a few trees and bushes that needed to be planted. So, the only time I have been doing any sewing at all has been in the evenings.
But what fun those evening sewing sessions have been! I joined 2 FB groups and both have been providing these really cute stitchery patterns and I have been enjoying puttering away on those! This first one I completed came from The Lockdown Quilters facebook group:
Isn’t she cute? I really enjoyed making her!
Another group I joined is the Love & Hugs from Australia facebook group. This is a group of Australian quilters who are all providing a different block every day! I tell you right now that there is no way I’m keeping up but have decided to pick and choose my favorite designs instead. So far I have completed this one and am working on this one ….
I was thinking I might like to combine all these different stitcheries into one quilt ( it will be my Covid-19 quilt~ Ha!) but because they all have quite a different style, I decided to add even MORE different designs so went searching and found even more to incorporate…..
Some of these are coloring pages which I will scale down, others are also designs from the Australian group, and still others are from a Dutch gal who sent me the designs through email….plenty to do obviously 😉 .
I finally did spend some time in my quilt room on Friday afternoon (it was miserable and snowy outside!) and got started on making these BIG Log Cabin blocks ( they measure 14 1/2 inches). Log Cabin and Churn Dash are 2 of my all-time favorite blocks so I was in my happy place! Add to that the fact that I’m using my leftover 2 1/2 inch strips and making a scrappy quilt and you can probably understand why that was the highlight of my day!
While I was taking photos for this blog post, I placed one of my stitched designs near my block and thought they actually would go quite well together!
Hmmmmmmm……the wheels are turning now, hahahahah!
Okay, that’s all I have for you this week. I hope you are staying safe and I hope you are finding things to keep you entertained. Happy Easter to all of you and until next time~happy creating!