We woke up this morning to a very rainy day! With the rain came cool weather--cool enough to wear yoga pants and a long sleeved t-shirt and drink vanilla lattes all day. Since I didn't have to work, I started my day with laundry, so I could wash up my Modern Herringbone Baby Quilt. When the rain finally let up at 5pm, I ran outside to get this picture of it. After washing, it measures 43 x 50 inches.
The back is nearly as cute as the front. I made extra strips of herringbone to widen the backing. I quilted it on my Pfaff following one of the diagonals of the herringbone pattern.
The chilly, wet weather put me in the mood for some handwork. I started with this sheep embroidery-I only had a few flowers to finish up.
I think I will turn this into a pillow, but none of my stash fabric is beckoning me for it. It will have to wait...
Onto the next project, the final two blocks arrived from my sister for the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle. Here is Block 29
and Block 30. I did the appliqué on my Pfaff. They show all 30 blocks set on point and my sister sent me some coordinating fabric, but I am not sure about it--it may be too directional. I think I will see what I can find at my local fabric store soon. All the blocks are made with Bonnie and Camille's Hello Darling fabric.
I have been tempted by Cheri Payne's Friendship Group BOM on Facebook because it involves wool felt appliqué, but the last thing I need is another project when I have so many UFOs. Instead I have been restraining myself, I got out this old project instead for my wool felt fix.
My top is all pieced and all it needs are the borders appliquéd. I am using wool felt appliqué, so I got started on the vine.
I also prepped another embroidery UFO project because I am going to need lots of handwork to keep me busy watching the Olympics this weekend. I feel like I have some serious project ADHD going on!