Anyways I came home, made homemade tomato soup, vacuumed a few spaces in the house where the installer of our new tankless water system got a little carried away with drywall dust. Now I get to play in my workroom. I have been busy the past week. I find I have been coming home and spending an hour after work sewing and finishing up some of my UFO's. Getting along on some of those though I still have two from my days in Chetwynd that need to be worked on.
I've been wanting to use up some sample fabrics I got on sale in Abbotsford so I made two lap quilts using a rectangle shape block. Its pretty bright - yellow, pink, and purple. I think I know just the little girl to give it to! I can't wait to see what Arlene, the long arm quilter extraordinaire will do with it.
|test sample of the hexagon blocks using strips|
The other thing I started was a Twirling Topper, in the Sizzling Sixties book by Heather Mulder Peterson. I found a lovely purse, shoe, bag fabric by Makower and matched it with fat quarters in my stash. Since I like how these are going together I will am going to try another one of the patterns in the book using the Basic Grey Origins fabric I picked up. You know this will be the second time I used this line as I used the paper version to make Sarah's wedding album.
|finished twirling topper|