This week, most of what I've worked on is the strip tube quilt, using a Sweetwater Pure jelly roll and Kona Snow for the background. The method is super quick, and using the jelly roll, I feel like I've had to do very little actual cutting. The making of it is a little boring, but it's coming together nicely and I'm pretty sure I will be happy with the results. There is no intended recipient yet, but it will likely be gifted as the colours aren't really "me". This quilt will eventually finish at about 50"x70" (what's shown is less than half of the rows complete), and I may add a narrow border to finish it off.
Just today I received a little pack of fabric for my first bee block! The bee members are each making a triangle log cabin for Rebecca of Sew Festive Handmade. I couldn't wait to get started so I pressed the fabrics and sewed together the block this afternoon/evening. Very fun!
All of the fabric I ordered last month has arrived, as well as two spools of Aurifil thread, but asides from the above I haven't dived into any of the rest of it yet. Still on the agenda:
- re-cover living room cushions using Reunion fat quarters
- small lined drawstring bag for niece's 2nd birthday - fabric arrived and is SUPER cute, but a secret for now. :)
- finish "Fast Forward" - I bought this fabric for backing
- choose a colour for borders and binding for the scrappy postage stamp top. I'm still being indecisive, you can see the discussion here and offer your input if you like!
- finally, somewhat non-sewing, I saw this on Miss Sews-it-all, a Lego sewing machine!! The one pictured below is hers (photo used with permission), and I intend to have my 10yr old son make one for me. :) He's pretty awesome at figuring things out, and let's just say we have a litttttle Lego problem in this house so supplies shouldn't be an issue. ;-)