I've had a very productive and enjoyable sewing week. Thanks to all the folks who stopped by to read my blog.
I think having a plan kept me focused and motivated to make the most of the time I had in my sewing room.
I pieced all the parts of block #1 for my Faceted Jewels project.
Cindy Lou Who is the Schnibbles pattern for October for the folks participating in a Year of Schnibbles . In all honesty, I was disappointed when I saw what pattern had been picked. There are so many Miss Rosie patterns that I LOVE and was hoping one of those would be chosen. At first glance this pattern did not appeal to me. I went ahead and ordered the pattern, thinking, while I may not like the pattern, maybe I could do something with it that would appeal to me. I'm so glad I did. This pattern is wonderful, I never would have chosen this pattern, but now that I've studied it, I think it will make an amazing quilt. It's all in the details, details that were hard for me to discern from the small photo posted on-line.
I'm going to add a couple of blocks to the length and width so mine will look more like the pattern on the left. I'm also going to change colors. I'm not going with a family of fabric but instead I'm going with scraps, leftover from another project, which was scrappy. So this project will be really scrappy.
I have company coming this weekend so I won't get to start cutting and sewing until my sewing day, next Tuesday. I'm eager to get started.
On another note....see those little pink cylinders on my cutting mat? They're weights!!
I saw them in the notions section of a quilt shop, they caught my eye because they were pink. I had never read or heard other quilters mention using them but I thought if nothing else, they'll look cute setting on my shelves. Do you have them? They are wonderful, I use them all the time. They keep material from sliding off my table when I'm cutting and they keep long or wide quilt pieces on my table while I'm sewing. So they look cute and serve a useful purpose.
Tomorrow I'm going to a local quilt show with a couple of friends. I hope to have some good pictures to show next week....or am I allowed to post pictures from a show? This blogging thing is new to me, are there rules about this kind of thing? I guess I better ask the people running the show. I may have pictures but not be able to show them! Stay tuned!!!Print this post