Happy Friday! Today is the first day of a four-day weekend for me, and I'm excited to get to sew some fun things! I've just finished a crazy busy couple of weeks of sewing working on projects I can't share just yet (a couple of market quilts and a magazine project), and I have a whole list of things I'd like to get done in the next few days!
I started out by working on the recent installment of blocks in my Fig Tree red and green mystery block of the month sampler.
I really want to stay on track with this quilt so I'll be able to use it this Christmas...so I've been trying extra hard to stay caught up.
This month's blocks were fun to make. I had a little time Thursday night and cut out all of the parts and pieces. I love that Joanna suggested making it scrappy by using some of the previous greens and creams for these blocks.
I used six different greens for the Birds in the Air block but just used the new background fabric provided. For the other block (called Milky Way) I added in some extra creams.
I really love the Milky Way block...I made it first since it looked a little more relaxing after so much piecing the past little while!
Then I made the Birds in the Air block. This block is actually 4 blocks with a suggested layout as shown, but Joanna suggests waiting until later in the quilt assembly process to decide on a setting for these. But I do love this layout!
I'm certainly hoping to get a lot of fun things finished up this weekend...wish me luck!
PS I have one Hello Darling jelly roll available in my shop, and...my friend Brook of Lady Belle Fabric is having a Labor Day Sale this weekend. Get 15% off through Tuesday, September 8th with the code LaborDay15.
Hope you get some sewing and quilting in this weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!