Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Works in Progress

Penny Patch progress:
I'm so much happier with this quilt after I took out the bold solids and dark brown prints.  It needed to be lighter -- like snow!  I spent an hour with my seam ripper (while watching The Good Wife, so it wasn't so terrible), and now I'm thrilled with how this quilt is coming together.  I have 4 more rows to sew, and then it's on to quilting!

November blocks for do. Good Stitches, finished:

I'm starting to think about Christmas gifts for teachers, and started a couple of Read Library Totes (pattern here).

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Penny Patch Progress

This lovely bundle of Hip Holiday fabric (from Sew Love Fabrics) arrived in my mailbox this week--my prize as being chosen as one of the Holiday Challengers at Stitched in Color.
(Thanks so much, Rachel!)

I'm making a throw sized Penny Patch Quilt, as a Christmas gift for some very special people in my family.  This is such a fun and easy quilt to put together!
Here is my progress so far: 
After seeing this photo, I have decided:
1. the solids have to go -- I need more low volume prints!
2. the lighting in my sewing room is terrible!
3. I need a much bigger design wall!

I'm going to need to put this quilt together in quadrants -- I'm thinking 4 quadrants, of 5 x 6 blocks each -- then I'll piece the 4 quadrants together.  It never works for me to lay out quilt squares on the floor -- this little one has too much fun with my layout!

This car/tree print is my absolute favorite -- isn't it the best?!
Ok, back to sewing!