I was having a wonderful time working on different projects until I came down with a nasty cold featuring a fever, body ache, the whole package. I knew if I forced the matter and sat at the sewing machine, I would end up unpicking every single stitch and redoing everything. However, being me and not wanting to stay in bed for long, I decided to go through my WIPs and form a plan for tackling them after I get better.
I spent almost all of the last few months working on the Lego Harry Potter quilt – designing, writing, sewing and testing the patterns to share with you. That didn’t leave me time to work on much else, so I only sewed a few other blocks now and then. Now I want to finish making a few things with those one-off blocks. Not only have I figured out what I want to do with them, I have also picked out the coordinating fabrics for these projects.
Sunburst Star pattern on Etsy
I love cross-body bags. The last bag I made was done a long time ago and has seen better days, so I will be making a bag with this Sunburst Star block. I love the nebulosity of the background I picked for this block.
Red Telephone Box pattern on Etsy
The red telephone booth block was meant be made into a bag all along, even as the picture was forming in my head. I found the perfect coordinating travel fabric in my stash.
Pinwheel Flower pattern on Etsy
I will turn this pinwheel flower block into a mini, a mix of modern and vintage. My friend Mary gave me the idea of making a quilt with the flowers done in multiple colours. I am going to make a kitty quilt that way, and I will test out the quilting motif on this little mini.
Summer Sailboat pattern on Etsy
Lastly, I am hand quilting this recently-finished Summer Sailboat block.
Hand quilting is quite nice when you’re unable to do much else. I am a very slow quilter, but at least I have started on this one already.
I also got a little sketchbook for doodling in everyday. As you can see from the warped pages, I have been scribbling in it quite a bit, even while parked on the sofa and huddling under a quilt. Apologies for not being able to take new photos. I will share more very soon.
Have a healthy and happy week everyone,
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