But anyway, I have made some progress this week. I have 6 of 9 blocks done for the Supernova Quilt Along at Freshly Pieced. And I love, love, love these blocks so far. I have lots of fabric left, too (I started with a fat eighth bundle), so it's tempting to make the quilt larger than just 9 blocks. Am I crazy? (my husband would say yes!)
I'm starting to think about the Pretty Little Pouch Swap -- I'd like to do something with linen, maybe with hand quilting or embroidery, too. I made this little button tree, to try out an idea for the "final" pouch. I saw something like this on a pouch on flickr, and loved it. Holly helped me arrange all the buttons, which she loved. Not sure if I'll actually do button trees on the pouch for the swap, though -- maybe embroider or quilt trees instead?! We'll see! I'm going to make a couple of pouches for gifts for the girls' Sunday School teachers, too, as an end of year thank-you. This was a fun project to work on with a little helper.
I'm also working on the Sis Boom Dress Sew Along. After seeing how cute Sara looked in this dress, I couldn't resist joining in on this sew along, too. Not that I need a sleeveless dress, in April, in Minnesota! Usually for Easter we end up wearing long sleeved sweaters! But so far the pattern has been very easy to follow, and Sara wrote that she finished her dress in a little over 3 hours. So finishing it up is tomorrow night's project!
|Progress so far (as my kids would say, "easy peasy lemon squeezy!")|
If all goes well with the olive/pink dots, in terms of how the dress fits, I'll probably turn that one into a tunic (like Kim did, here), and then make the dress (again) out of the pink Amy Butler fabric, above.
|Still working on hand quilting this one.|
It's slow going, but I love it.
|A new project I started this week,|
an idea I had for a quilt for Lexi's bed.
She's still sleeping under her Christmas quilt!
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