This week found me making progress on my project in the For The Love Of Solids swap.
I was so inspired by all the beautiful creations in Jennifer's Ellison Lane Quilts Modern Mini Quilt Challenge blog hop.
Two that really stuck in my mind were Angela's Cut To Pieces mini,
inspired by Sarah Jane fabrics and made for a swap.
Can you imagine receiving this beauty as your swap gift?
I love Annabella's Life's Rich Pattern improv piece, inspired by the quilts of Gees Bend.
I was so encouraged by Annabella's creation that I had to try some improv, too.
I decided this will be the backside of my FTLOS project, which is a sewing machine cover.
Two very different styles, so my partner will actually get two gifts in one.
I did get it quilted yesterday and will be posting it later this week.
I'm contemplating two more QAL.
I haven't picked fabrics for this one yet.
Lee's Freshly Pieced New York Beauty QAL has me excited to do more paper piecing.
I know I am going to make the NY Beauty in all solids using Oakshott shot cottons.
I'll be adding a few more pinks and blues to this Sunset selection.
I'm hoping to make progress on the Swoon quilt and finish my swap gifts this week.
Yesterday, Mr. R and I decided to look at my grandmother's antique sewing machine. I haven't looked at it for about 20 years. It has been under a pile of boxes in the garage. I'm going to use it as an art piece in my sewing room, once I get the room organized and begin the decorating process.
Does anyone know anything about this old machine? It's a treadle machine.
My guess is it's at least 100 years old.
We finished the weekend with a fun party with dear friends, dancing the night away.
Well, not the whole night, we were all tired and were home by 11pm.
I'm linking with Megan Canoe Ridge Creations.
and Sew Happy Geek