This week has been full of lots of sewing. We had a nice quiet relaxing weekend, without much to do, and you know what that means...time to sew! I'm honestly just waiting to get sick again, it always seems to happen with big changes in weather, and seeing that we had very cold weather with snow and ice on Friday and Saturday, and then by Sunday and Monday it was in the high 40's, nearing 50 degrees. In Pittsburgh. In January. Just crazy I tell you. Anyway's here whats new in the sewing room:
I have been asked to participate in the Fab Little Quilt Swap, which is smaller subdivision of the widely known Doll Quilt Swap over on Flickr, and you all know how I'm a sucker for a swap, so of course I said sign me up! I have my partner information, and I am so so excited because his/her tastes seem to be right up my alley, and I instantly had an idea I had to try out.
I am using Oh Fransson's sparkle punch quilt along as my inspiration, and doing it mini style! Each square measures 2" unfinished, with the finished blocks measuring 1.5" finished. I just had to sew a little square together, to see how it was going to look, and I am just loving this and all its mini-ness! That little top block of 16 squares measures 6.5" as is.
I'm still swooning along, and loving this quilt more and more as each block comes together. A few people have asked if these blocks are difficult to put together. While I definitely recommend reading over the instructions a few times to see how things are cut (so you don't make my mistake) and to get a feel for how the blocks go together, each block is made up of a large center square, a few rectangles and a whole lotta HSTs and flying geese, so accurate and consistent 1/4" seams are the key! So in short, no I am not finding it difficult, time consuming, yes, and a trial of patience to line up all those points, yes, but difficult? No. Go ahead! Give it a try! You can get yourself a copy of the downloadable pattern here, and join in the swoon along fun!
Crochet Ripple Afghan- Still crocheting away on this! I ran out of my first color of yarn, so there wasn't a ton of progress this past week until I could get to the store for more yarn, but I am loving snuggling with my partial afghan as I crochet away.
This Weeks Stats
New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 2
In Progress: 4
FLiQS doll quilt
Farmers Wife QAL
What are you working on this week?? Head on over to freshly pieced and link up!