First off, my finishes from this past month:
1. Mini drawstring bag 2. "Fast Forward" quilt top 3. Octagonal Orb cushion 4. Triangle log cabin for Rebecca 5. Pure strip tube quilt top 6. Walk in the Woods drawstring bag
Needless to say, two of the above aren't actually "finished", as in quilted and bound. I have a backing fabric purchased for "Fast Forward" and I have my binding strips ready for the "Pure" quilt, so a little progress in the right direction on each one!
Something I'm very excited about and have made some progress on this week is new covers for our living room throw cushions. They're the ones that came with our couches 13 years ago, and they need a bit of a make-over. I'm using Sweetwater Reunion and Kona Coal, and have two out of four 'tops' finished. I am using a different block design for each one, but with the common fabric to unify them.
First time trying a snowball block, using this tutorial - it was easy, though a little bit finicky using 1-1/4" squares for the corners.
Stack 'n Whack Wonky Blocks from Kati's tutorial. SUPER fun and quick - I started with 9" squares to make these four blocks, which finished at 6-3/4" each, then framed with Kona Coal. Now to decide what to do for the last 2 cushions!
Check out this awesome Lego sewing machine my son Levi made for me:
The inspiration for this was from Miss Sews-it-all, and my son made mine just by looking at her photos. He took quite a while to build it, and was soooo pleased with himself and of course I'm pretty pleased as well. :) I won't be able to keep it forever because eventually these pieces will be needed, but for now it is sitting next to my sewing machine.
- complete living room cushions
- finally make pillowcases for our bed to match Swoon, using Hometown Preppy Plaid which I found on etsy for a good price
- finish postage stamp quilt - still haven't chosen a border colour, but just got a flyer from my local fabric store and they are having a sale on solids for $6/meter so I'm going to check it out. They don't have a huge selection but at least I'll be able to see the colours in person.
- pull out some fabrics for the Fugly Fabric Party, starting May 8th at Charm About You