Monday, January 27, 2020
What I'm Sewing...
I graduated from physical therapy - yay me! I'm still supposed to do my exercises at home, but my range of motion has greatly improved. BUT...I still can't sit and sew at my sewing machine for hours on end. So I do things in small spurts.
The next top I'm trying to finish is Marshal, a Jen Kingwell mystery quilt that was patterned in the 2019 issues of Quiltmania magazine. Each day I try to sew on one border. Slowly, but surely this will be done. Once I finish the borders I'll do some appliqué to finish it.
If you are making this quilt, you're thinking, "Appliqué??? What appliqué???"
After I made all the parts and pieces, I took liberties with the design. So yes, mine will have appliqué.
So many quilters are challenging themselves to buy no fabric in 2020. Not me! When we downsized to our last home (the cottage), I also downsized my stash. I gave away lots of fabric I didn't love any longer. Since we'll be moving into our slightly bigger home in the spring, I've decided to pick a color each month and buy several fat quarters.
January is for GREEN! No, I didn't buy all these...some were already here at the lake house. But I did add several to my stash.
I selected green because I wanted to work on these cute Christmas trees. I happened on this pattern by Sterling Sewn and thought it was so cool. You can buy the digital pattern HERE - it's only $4.00. Don't you love the little prairie points???
The pattern has an optional tree trunk and star. Some of my friends and I are all making these as a swap. What fun!
Auburn gymnastics is one of our 'family things.' We have 6 season tickets for all the home meets. Hubby and I usually park ourselves in the middle so we can chat with both girls and their hubbies. Always a fun time!
Enjoy your day!