I was a little held back from sewing by the whole power outage and snow thing last week, but over the last few nights I have had my sewing machine humming beautifully, much to my delight!
Solids-Only Tote Challenge!
Here is the latest thing I am trying my hand at. It's a month long challenge (details can be found here) that asks participants to create a tote or bag using only solid fabric. The extra twist is that we must use either applique, reverse applique, or patchwork to adorn the tote. Sounds like fun, right?
I am just starting to sketch out my ideas and design. But I'll let you in that it has to do with Dragons!! This is going to be a great mental break for me from all the other quilts I have rolling this month and a chance to get a dragon design that has been lingering in my head all summer, out!
Color Wheel Charm Swap
I have my charms cut and ready to be mailed for the latest round of the Charm Swap hosted by the lovely Kati From The Blue Chair.
My color this round was Blue-Violet in a dark and light fabric. Tough color, but fun to look at so many designs. And I am really looking forward to having a big stack of charms (5x5 inch squares) to play with!!
--IN PROGRESS-- NY-NY
This quilt just feels so right.
It's flying along, of course it's also about the half the size I normally work at, which is pretty nice for a change. I have the front and back ready to go. Here is the back. It's a yard of cool NYC-esque fabric with a healthy border of that cream minky around it.
And the front you saw here, and I have added a border of dark blue linen around it. I couldn't be happier with how it's looking!
I sandwiched it last night and my next step is to quilt it. I am going to add the major roads and highways in the state. Can't wait!! And there is also one final touch I am going to keep secret. Hoping to finish this one by the end of the weekend so I can show you a finish next week!
Winter Birds This is a mostly top secret project that will result in a birthday/Christmas gift. Yes, Mom (hi!!!) this one is for you <3
Shadow and Timber: confetti style
Hi Terri!! I am excited to have gotten a healthy start on this art quilt! I am working from this picture of two adorable labs, Shadow and Timber, playing frizbee. Terri contacted me about turning this picture into a confetti style art quilt and together we devised a plan.
Here are most of the pieces prepped and ready to go. And yes, I am going to make you wait one more day to hear more of the details and see how it's going. But, I promise, it will be worth the wait!!