I missed last week, but am back now and have actually sewn a little bit! I'm participating in the Proverbial Quiltalong with Poppyprint using Denyse Schmidt's pattern, as I mentioned earlier this week, and I finally decided to go really simple and make a baby quilt that says "Sleep", as shown in the pattern booklet. I also decided to use scraps, making each letter out of a variety of prints from one colour family. This was my first time paper piecing with freezer paper, and it took some doing, but between yesterday and today I have all 5 letters finished.
I used Sally's Skirt from Hometown Reunion for the letter backgrounds, and am "auditioning" Kona Coal as the spacers between each letter and an upper and lower border. What do you think? Does it work?
That's all the sewing I've done, but I've also cut all of the print squares for a Sparkle Punch quilt, using the Kate Spain "Joy" FQ bundle that I won. It was a LOT of cutting! Over 400, 3.5" squares so far and I haven't even gotten to the background fabric yet. I'm still debating on that one, thanks again for all the input on my last post. I think at this point I'm leaning towards Kona Ash, but I do tend to be indecisive so my mind could change 15 times before I actually order fabric for it!
So those are the two major things I have on the go at the moment, and asides from those I have a few bee blocks to make and I still need to come up with something for a name tag for our MQG meeting on September 5. Otherwise we're just enjoying the last few weeks of summer. The weather has cooled down and today I'm wearing a sweater and slippers!
Have a good week everyone.