I finally mailed my August kits for my quilting bee.
I am requesting string blocks for a Fall quilt, using these fabrics and a mixture of different solid strips for the centers. I included directions, and links to a couple good tutorials for reference.
I was excited to carry my packages to the post office in style, thanks to this fabulous market bag my friend Amy made for me as part of a swap we did with each other last fall.
I am looking forward to snuggling under this new quilt-in-the-works on those crisp Fall days. I’m picturing a cozy campfire with a knitting project in hand. Can you tell I’m getting a little tired of the hot, humid summer days?
The weather in Wisconsin often dictates our weekend plans. This weekend we were hoping to go hiking again and to our favorite pub for lunch. But it was overcast and rainy for two days. Know what that meant? I worked non-stop on sewing projects! Here’s my to-do list:
Finish sewing the binding on this crayon roll in Farmers Market fabrics from the October 2008 issue of the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine:
Done. I think this turned out so cute! Makes me want to go color.
Finish sewing this chocolate lollipop tote using a pattern by Film in Fridge:
Done. Great tutorial, by the way. This one is a little bigger than the other totes I’ve made, but I think I can fill it quite easily. (wink wink)
This project was not on my list, but the fabric was cut and ready to be sewed together, so I also finished making two more pillowcases. I love how these turned out! This project makes me want to lounge in bed longer!
Because I’m only 5’5″, I always have to shorten new pants, so I have these two pairs that need to be shortened before I can wear them for work, which I really hate doing, which is why this one cannot be checked off my list yet (darn it):
Sometimes I secretly wish the weekend will be rainy like this so I can spend it in my sewing room. Got my wish this time!