I do hope you have all had a good week! We are having perfect summer days…sunny but not humid ( very unusual for Pennsylvania!) , with a nice breeze blowing. If the whole summer was like this I would be super happy. It has been perfect laundry-on-the-line-drying weather!
This past week has been pretty productive on the quilting and piecing front. I finished big stitch quilting my “Beatrix’s Crossing” quilt and now just have to hand sew the binding! As you can see, I had a little “helper” during the binding part!
I have to tell you that this has been such a nice project to slow stitch. Just looking at the pretty colors and the flowers while stitching brought joy. If you sewed along with me, I do hope that you will share yours in the FB group so I can see it!
I started quilting my modern quilt as well. I machine quilted and meandered all over with a freeform daisy. I really wanted to do something non-linear because the piecing is so rigid and uniform and happy daisies dancing all over the top struck me as fun.
I am handstitching the binding on this one now and have even made a label already so it should be ready for the birthday girl recipient on time.
As a result of a mini flood in our crawl space last week, I added a new cabinet to my quilt room. This one we bought at Ikea before we moved into our home, thinking it might work in a bathroom. As it turned out we had no room, so the box was placed in the crawlspace and forgotten about. Long story short: Crawlspace flooded, was emptied, cabinet was rediscovered and dried out, and put together and placed in my quiltroom:
I haven’t decided what to fill it with yet, but I’m sure I can find something…..hahahaha. I don’t think you can ever have too much storage, do you?
This past week I also had a ton of fun “making new fabric”. This all came as a result of a blog post I read that linked to another blog post, that linked to a book by Victoria Findlay Wolfe ( and yes, I spend a lot of time on the internet, following links that lead to here and there and everywhere 😉 ) Anyway, the cover of the book looked a little familiar so I went searching through my recently acquired books and there it was! The idea behind this book is to spend 15 minutes per day just “playing ” with your fabric by sewing your scraps together, and then using that newly made fabric as the base for quilt blocks. I tell you that it has been so much fun to pull out my scrap basket and going to town sewing them together! For those of you who are afraid of scrap quilting and worried about “what goes together”, these are YOUR scraps from YOUR projects, so I am assuming you loved the fabrics you used? Well, then they go together! When I was sewing mine, I really didn’t worry about the different colors or themes I was sewing. All I know is that my scraps bring me joy and sewing them together was SO MUCH FUN!
I don’t have any plan yet on what my new fabric will turn into….I was thinking they would make really cute stars….or beach huts…..First I need to sew together way more scraps! Sewing scraps is very mindless and relaxing, so perfect to work on when your brain doesn’t want to think too much ;). Maybe by next week I will have some photos to share if I decide what to do with my fabric!
Until next time~happy creating!