I survived three 16-hour days in a row finally ended with a day off--Friday. I headed into my sewing room not sure what I was going to work on. I had pulled some fabric from my stash to make a baby quilt and had left it out in a pile. My friend is due with a little boy in December and she is doing the nursery in woodland animals--foxes, raccoons, rabbits, etc.
I really wanted to feature the animal prints, so I fussy cut them into 3.5 inch squares and surrounded them with scrappy coordinating fabrics. The colors really came out very fall-like.
My friend's taste seems a little more modern, so I thought some simple blocks surrounded by a white/cream would help calm things down. The blocks are 9 inches finished and I set it 5 x 5. I am going to quilt it a quarter inch inside the squares. Do you think it needs a border?
I got together yesterday with my mom and I brought my Magic of Christmas blocks to work on. I made blocks 7-11. Each block finishes 6 inches, so there is some very tiny piecing especially the one on the bottom left with all those half square triangles. I am anxiously awaiting more block instructions from Lisa Bongean. I think there are supposed to 25 in all. I started my mom watching Scandal on Netflix because she liked House of Cards and we got Thai food for lunch. It was a perfect day!
I need to get into my sewing room to tidy up and prioritize my projects. I will be working on some handwork for Slow Sunday Stitching, but it is a secret project--no pictures yet. Get inspired here:
Have a great week!