My Moda Sample Block Shuffle was finished last weekend, but I was not able to get outdoor photos until this morning. It measures 39.5 x 47 inches. I had thought about using it for a baby gift, but it fits into my new color scheme in my sewing room--I am keeping it.
Here is an up close view of the crosshatch quilting. I quilted on the diagonals at 1.5 inches apart.
Here is the backing with a strip of Bonnie and Camille fabric to make it wide enough.
I am trying to be better about labeling!
My daughter and I trekked to Hobby Lobby yesterday. I had been looking at some things online and wanted to check them out in person and save on shipping. I picked up this 20 x 20 inch frame with chicken wire to replace my bulky bulletin board (it was a hand me down) and I got tiny aqua clothespins to hang things on it. It was half price, so down to $17.50. I just have to get the other one unscrewed and this one up. It goes well with the aqua and black color scheme.
They also had this three-tiered galvanized serving tray. I have been trying to find one at a thrift store for several years and have had no luck--finding this half priced at Hobby Lobby for $20 seemed reasonable. I am using it on my cutting table to be more organized. I love the little chicken pin cushion peaking out the top.
This was also a half priced buy at Hobby Lobby--$15. I am not sure where it is going to live. I was not sure about this piece, but my daughter reminded me that it would fit on a windowsill in my sewing room--we have 10 inch thick walls and very wide windowsills. Sold! I still have some things that need to be done in my sewing room--my thread racks relocated, the bulletin board removed and replaced, storage containers for my ironing station, and a portable design board. It will all get done eventually, but I am already thrilled with the changes.
In the meantime, I made some Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. This month's color is purple and I have a few more purple blocks all ready to sew together.
For Slow Sunday Stitching, I need to add the rest of the details to my snowman and get this ready for hand quilting and buttons. Cozy hand quilting on the couch with the family and football is the perfect way to spend the afternoon and evening. Check out everyone else's slow stitching here: