Today I'll quickly show you a couple of things I am piecing right now. There is a lot of longarm quilting to be done in my basement studio, but upstairs I usually have some piecing project out that I can work on a few minutes here and there throughout the week.
I really was not going to start a block of the month in 2015, but when I saw the Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots Quilt Along I couldn't resist. I decided that I only needed to purchase background fabric and I would use fabrics from my batik stash for this one. Above you can see the February block called Sew On & Sew On. I really love this block, and I used colors that remind me of Lydia's new sewing machine that she got for Christmas.
Above is the January block called Let Them Eat Cake. I like this one, too, because it brings to mind memories of cakes that were made in my family in the past. I also have an affection for pretty cake plates. I only have two that I got back when our family was big into collecting depression glass, and I do use them whenever I have the chance. I'm sure I would have more if I had a place to store and display them. I just think they are really pretty.
You can click here to find out more about the quilt along and see the other monthly blocks coming up. Some of the pieces for these blocks are on the small side, but the directions are excellent, and there is even a video to help with the construction if you need it.
I have a few charm packs of spring colored fabric waiting to be made into something pretty. One of them is from the fabric line Up Parasol that I was using to make a table runner. These are actually the scrap pieces left over that I am using to design one more table runner. I just could not let those little 1" scraps go into the garbage can.
I'm pretty sure I used the word "pretty" a few too many times in this post, but I'm at a loss for adjectives right now. Thanks for understanding, and thanks for checking out my works in progress. I'm linking up over at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday. Have a good day!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!