Now that Christmas is over and we have welcomed a new year, I have forged ahead with some sewing that I have been anxious to get to. Since Christmas I have done a lot, I think, and I am really excited for this year of projects planned, bees and sewing related travel.
First up was to make the December block of the month in Jeni's HST BOM. I was happy to finish this in December, right on schedule.
If you love half-square triangles, give Jeni's pattern a try. It comes together so easily and looks great all sewn together. With sashing and corner stones finished, I am waiting on a fabric order for the borders.
Next up was to finish the January bee blocks for the Modern Stitching Bee for Jenni. She asked for Quatrefoile blocks from the Modern Blocks book. This was a fun block to make and I think Jenni is going to end up with a great scrappy quilt.
Camille Roskelley's fabrics and pattern will be so sweet and feminine for this little cutie.
This segment can be titled: She Drank the Kool-Aid
On December 30 I saw some crazy chatter on Instagram and beautiful scrappy quilts popping up all over with the hashtag #scrappytripalong. I have been wanting to make a scrappy quilt for so long but just could not imagine going through my mounds of scraps, but when this one popped up I knew I had to jump on board. I call mine the #vomitversion because I have no color scheme, no plan, just sew until it's finished. I cut all my 2 1/2"x 16" strips, all 216 of them, and have been sewing whenever time permits. Here's what my first 16 squares look like. There will be a total of 36 squares, making a nice, large cuddle quilt.
I am sure I will be playing with the layout of this quilt before I sew all the 12 1/2" squares together. If you want to play along look for the hashtag #scrappytripalong on Instagram and follow me too, I'm @ylmommyx4. The pattern is a quick one. You can find it here on the Quiltville website .
With a bridal shower to plan and a pattern for a clutch purse to write, I hope I will be able to get these two quilts finished in the next week or two.
Just to throw a wrench in my sewing plans, I decided to polish our wood floors and the local ants decided to invade our kitchen today. But, I think we are all caught up with housework for a few days, so I'm going to sew a lot in the next few days.
I am really NOT super woman, but have an incredibly helpful, patient husband. He has had so much vacation time these last two weeks and looks forward to going back to work where he will not have a "honey do" list. I love you, Mr. Romance!