Happy Friday! We have some very spring-like weather here in southern Nevada right now, so I’m a little bit torn between doing some much needed gardening and catching up in the sewing room. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to both! My four-patches are definitely favorites. They are turning into 9-patch blocks very quickly.
I’m about ⅓ of the way there, but it really is going so much faster than making the small four-patch units. I am determined to have this quilt finished by the end of the month if not sooner.
One thing that is helping is that before I leave my sewing room I prepare at least one design board with several blocks ready to sew. I have ten on this board, and they go together quickly when you don’t have to think about it. I suppose they would go even more quickly if I didn’t worry about repeating fabrics, but I’m trying to organized them a little.
And this is another favorite…the WIP on my list to finish for March. These blocks were samples for a class I taught about a year ago, and I meant to make one casserole mat and a table runner when I was finished with the class. Of course they sat in my sewing room until now. These were actually in a lot of parts and pieces until yesterday when I finished sewing the rows together. I just need to trim the three larger blocks and get them finished up!
Finally, this delightful book Quilt Lovely: 15 Vibrant Projects Using Piecing and Applique by Jen Kingwell arrived the other day. It’s one of those highly anticipated books that I wanted to savor! And I love this book. Jen uses fabrics together in brilliant combinations. Her applique and curved piecing is divine, but there are also pieced projects that beginners can tackle. I love that there are smaller projects included as well…with several pillow options. I want to make everything in the book, and all of the projects are well-suited to using your scraps. Even if you never make a single project, though, the book is delightful to read.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!