Hello and happy Monday! I had a super fun week last week…but it sure was good getting home and being able to spend time with my family this weekend. I left last Tuesday to fly to Texas where I was able to record some fun videos in the Fat Quarter Shop studios (more on this later). After a four-plus hour flight delay in Phoenix coming home, I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I was to land in Las Vegas very late Friday night!
Since I was gone for four days last week, I’m kind of on a last-minute rush to finish all of the Christmas projects I want to get ready for Christmas. As soon as I got home I cut into this Juniper Berry Layer Cake to make some table runners. I actually got them pieced this weekend and will share pictures as soon as they’re quilted and bound!
Then I have some other projects I’m hoping to start (and finish) this week!
Now…just a little bit more about my trip to Texas! Kimberly Jolly of the Fat Quarter Shop and I are pictured below in front of the Bella Skill Builder quilt. This is a quilt I designed and have been working on for quite a little while now. I finished the quilt two weeks ago and express-mailed it to Texas so it could be quilted in time for my arrival.
You can see a full digital image of the quilt here. One of the most fun things about this project is that it will be a block of the month beginning in 2017. Fat Quarter Shop will release the patterns over a 10-month period beginning in February, and they will also release a video each month where Kimberly and I show you how to make that months block(s). Additionally, there are some wonderful rulers used in the quilt construction, and I’ll be demonstrating how to use each of the rulers. Another bonus is that the patterns will be free to download. I’ll have a lot more information on this in the upcoming weeks!
I’m excited to get sewing this week (and to get my gifts wrapped and shopping completed)!
Thanks so much for stopping by!