This year has been the year of "seize the day and the stash". I'm very good at hoarding fabric and making excuses like "I'm waiting for the perfect project to come along", "I can't choose what quilt design" or "I'm waiting for the perfect quilt idea". I'm sure I'm not the only one out there guilty of this, but sometimes you just have to embrace the sewing bug when it comes and seize that stash and stop putting off cutting into that fabric bundle!
Quite Contrary Quilt (aka Strawberry Fields Quilt) for my little cousin
I made this using the Go! Baby cutter and a fat quarter bundle of Quite Contrary by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake. I won both of these from the lovely Madame Samm over at Stash Manicure/Sew! We Quilt a few years ago and was stashing it away for until the perfect project came along or a day I had the sewing bug. So an enormous thankyou and hugs again Madame Samm for re-inspiring me and helping me catch the quilting bug again :)
Anywho, the plain cream squares I was thinking of stitching flowers and strawberries on, but I'm undecided at the moment and stuck on how to quilt it. I found some gorgeous backing fabric last weekend, so I will take pictures of it when it's light again.
Figure 8 Scarf
Anna Maria Horner's Figuring the 8 tutorial. I absolutely adore figure 8 scarves and have been eyeing off this tutorial for years.The fabric is The Birds and the Bees by Tula Pink on one side and a dark navy minky on the other side...so very thick and snuggly and perfect for taking to the snow next season! I'll try to take some better photos over the weekend.
In other news, I have FINALLY finished the Just Dreaming Summer Quilt that I started 5 years ago and have only just finished, very excited and can't wait to show you pictures of it, stay tuned :)
Have a lovely weekend,
Miranda, Charlie & Ollie