How is it already February? And, of course, it'll be March before we know it. At least we get a bonus day this month! :-)
Purple Sewing Challenge
Not too much progress yet, but I got all of my purple fabric cut out (okay, all but one, due to an apparent miscounting incident). Now I need to acquire some Kona White since I don't have enough in the stash for the entire quilt.
4x7 Sewing Challenge
I decided for my 30 minutes of selfish sewing a day this month I would pick up where I left off on my Swoon quilt. We're just a couple days in, but I've organized all my pieces of my two in progress blocks. I did a bunch of pressing and a little bit of sewing, and I have the pile all ready to go for today's sewing. Here's a peek at how these blocks are shaping up. I kind of love them! Just 28 more seams per block and they'll be done.
No photos, but I cut out a ton of 3 1/2" squares of fabric in preparation for teaching 20 kindergarteners how to hand piece 4-patch quilt blocks starting tomorrow. The kids have decorated a white square and they will choose three colored fabrics to complete their 4-patch. I'll put them all together and finish the quilt. I'm working with two groups, so there will be two finished quilts. I decided to go with warm colors for one and cool colors for the other... and oh boy was it hard to come up with warm color scraps. I have a clear preference for cool colors.
My son and I participated in 52 Quilters in August. We are sorely behind on making our blocks. We have, however, finally decided what blocks we're making. G is going to make a Preppy the Whale block and I'm going to make a rainbow 1/4 Dresden block. Here are our fabric pulls.
I finished piecing my secret Rainbow Mini Swap quilt. I can't show it off yet, but here's the back view of the craziest seam. There are eighteen fabrics that come together at that point. I'll be doing some careful planning to quilt around that mess. ;-)
Before I jumped into my February sewing I got as far as finishing the piecing all my stratas for my Color Strata quilt. Lots of seams to press, but it's been set aside for the moment in favor of the above projects.
Oh, and I enjoyed a night out this week with friends for puzzle night. I love the colors in this one!
You can check out my "Sarah's Cooking Show" video on Katch, where I show how to make one of our favorite crock pot meals. I love throwing food in the crock pot in the morning so that I don't have to interrupt my sewing to prep dinner in the evening.
Phew, that all makes me kind of tired. Thanks for visiting!
I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.