Right now i'm in, as i like to call it, a happy, happy place... creating and sewing to my heart's content.
Happily plugging along with a few projects...
my Dear Jane corner blocks, which are close to being finished.
Bottom left corner... the bottom half, done!
and the top half prepped...
and here's the bottom right corner block, which is coming along nicely too.
i just need to applique the tiny star points and then it's done!
Then there's the 'ScrapBasket Sampler' sew-along i'm doing on Facebook (Quilts by Cheri ~ Friendship Group)
These are the blocks we've made over the past two weeks...
the first ten blocks have been pieced together, in random style.
and the loose blocks are this week's blocks.
It's such a fun FB group, with lots of happy chatter about Cheri's patterns & books, not to mention all her wonderful free patterns.. she is extremely generous!
There's one book in particular, which has caught everyone's attention and i simply couldn't resist ordering my own copy from Amazon.
It arrived three days ago... and i'm over-the-moon happy with it!!
It's simply wonderful... 160 pages crammed with the most delightful primitive designs, including wool applique & stitcheries. I've already picked out a few designs i want to make, but before i do...
there's two doll quilt swaps i've signed up for...
The first, being the SQT annual doll quilt swap, and this year i'm partnered with Candee (from Illinois)... she makes the most delightful small (doll) quilts and i can't wait to see what she makes for me. I have designed a little doll quilt for her and i'm in the process of selecting some fabrics from my stash.
The second doll quilt swap, is Lori's 'Humble Quilts' doll quilt swap, which she started two years ago. I'm happy to say this will be my third Humble Quilts doll quilt swap. This swap is a little different because it's a mystery doll quilt swap... meaning, i know who i'm making a quilt for, however, i don't know who's making a quilt for me. I am still deciding on a design for this little quilt, one thing for sure it will be made with CW repro fabrics, and it will definitely be scrappy :))
Just when you think i've got my hands full with the aforementioned projects, i've signed up for yet another swap... a SQT basket block swap. We could sign up for 1-5 sets and yes, you've probably guessed it.. i've signed up for five sets. There's five blocks per set, so that means i'm making 25 basket blocks in total. Call me crazy, but i LOVE basket blocks and these blocks are so darn cute, and they come together very quickly.
As you can see i've already made a start. I've made one BB in each set, which means i've yet to make four more repeats of each set, which shouldn't take too long :))
you gotta admit, they're pretty darn cute!
ohhh i almost forgot about another small quilt swap i'm doing with my friend Karen, who also happens to come from Illinois, and she just happens to know Candee too!
Karen & i were swap partners last year and we had so much fun that we decided we'd do another small quilt swap, with each other. I'm happy to say that Karen's quilt is almost ready to be posted.. it just needs to be washed first - we both love the crinkly vintagey look of washed quilts. Sorry, i can't show you a picture because she reads my blog, and i want it to be a surprise.. but i promise to show it to you as soon as she receives it :))
Now, as i'm reading over this post i've come to realize that since my last blog post (3 weeks ago) i've undertaken six projects... no, it's actually five projects because my DJ has been an ongoing project for some time now.
But wait a minute, i've suddenly remembered one more project i've kept hushed these past three weeks.
It's a small project i've been working on and now i'm happy.. really happy to report that it's finished and i can finally show you...
but it's a tease sneak peek only.. sorry :((
OK just one more peek...
Sadly, that's all i'm at liberty to show you right now because this little 'mystery' project is going to be in...
Summer 2017 issue!!!
Do you think i'm just a tad excited.. you BET!!!
On this happy note i would like to wish you all a very Happy & Safe Easter ❤❤