I feel like I don't have much to show this week because most of my energies have been going toward getting my Etsy store OPEN!! Yes people, I just clicked "open shop" about two minutes ago and I am full of nerves and excitement. I would love to have you come take a look, check it out, give me feedback, whatever! I only have 3 listings at the moment but my mind is just churning with ideas. I went with the shop name "Winding Bobbins", you can find it by clicking on the button below. And if any of you feel so inclined to give me a little shout out or link on your blogs, I'd sure appreciate it!
Phew, okay, so that's out of the way, now what have I been working on? This week, I finished a baby quilt out of a charm pack of Cuzco by Kate Spain. You can read more details about the project here. I couldn't be more pleased with how this project turned out. Incidentally, this quilt is now listed in the shop.
I've also been practicing some more free motion quilting. Here is my latest practice piece:
I cannot get over how fancy this looks, but honestly this was the easiest design I've tried so far. It just seemed to flow so smoothly and I love the result. I'll definitely be using this design on a project some day, hopefully soon! This one is called Crybaby Meander. (YouTube link)
And finally for this week, I finally pulled out the Kate Spain "Joy" that I won a while back to get started on the Sparkle Punch quilt that I had decided on quite a while ago. Well let me tell you, I made a few stars and realized that I can't do this. Of course I have the capability to do it, but even the three stars felt tedious and I know I'll burn out long before a quilt top is finished. So I'm going to do what Toni did and make a cushion cover out of what I've started, and probably a plus quilt out of the rest.
Well, that's all for now folks. I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of you are up to this week.