Saturday was the perfect rainy day–not only were we blessed with a steady and much needed rain, but I didn’t have anywhere to go or anything on the calendar. To top it off, I had the house to myself. So with nothing to do but stay inside and sew I had created a pretty long list for myself. First up on the list was to sew Block 6 of the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer Block of the Month. This month’s block was designed by Kate Spain, and it was a fun one! I also decided to sew the first six blocks together to make it easier for finishing up this spring. The Fat Quarter Shop setting is a real beauty!
Just a close up of the block…because it really was such so much fun to make!
Another project on my list was to work on my Christmas Scrappy Trip Around the World. This is my Bee’s Knee’s project for this year, and since I’ve received blocks from all but one bee member I decided to start sewing. I’m making a 30 block quilt, so I have some I’ll need to make myself, but it sure felt good to get this much put together.
I had some other things on my list, too. But then Camille posted her latest pattern…a mini Swoon. And of course I had to stop everything and make it. Because we all need mini Swoon quilts on the wall, right? Anyway…this filled up my Saturday evening, and by10ish when I finished I wasn’t a bit sorry I’d put everything on the back burner to make this little quilt. I can’t wait until I have a few minutes to quilt and bind it. I did get the binding ready, so it’s all set! (Also, on a side-note, Camille also designed a mini Spools quilt which has already moved ahead of everything else on my list)!
Now, I couldn’t have felt good about working on all of these things without first catching up on my Bee blocks. I really like being involved with the Bee because it is so much fun to get to work on projects I might not have chosen on my own. First up were Melissa’s improv Christmas trees. I was kind of dreading this project, but they ended up being pretty fun to piece.
Next up was Sinta’s “Starry Eyed” block. This is a free Moda Bakeshop pattern, and I really, really loved working on it. The wonky stars are a perfect way to use charm squares, and I can really see making a scrappy version for myself using this pattern.
Finally, I finished the oldest block I had…Trish’s smaller Swoon block.The bundle Trish used for her blocks had lots of pieces that weren’t full fat quarters making it necessary to size down the pattern (thanks Lori). Unfortunately, since I’d already done a lot of cutting, some of my pieces weren’t usable with the new design. Thank goodness for Etsy!
I’ll be paying for all of this sewing on Monday when I have to grade an entire stack of papers before class Tuesday morning. Oh well, I think it was still worth it. Thanks so much for stopping by!