What have I been working on? Hmm, where does the time go? I mentioned in my last post that I had started a temporary supervisor position — and it certainly would be less challenging if I still wasn’t trying to finish up work from my regular position. So having just spent the last hour – at home – finishing up work tasks that needed.to.get.done, I am looking forward to a week at the cottage. It is March Break, so we were pleased to get the cottage (it’s a fractional ownership / timeshare deal) in the selection lottery.
I did finish up March’s blocks for the other Lisa in the Canadians Quilt Bee. These were just too much fun. The original tutorial is based off of a Japanese quilt, which definitely influenced my fabric choices. And the 2 inch pieces were a great opportunity to dig through my string scraps (for me, anything less than 2-1/2″ is a string). And a hint, for the “x” pieces you can use a 3-1/4″ (or bigger) strip cut to the correct lozenge shape, if you don’t have charm squares lying around.
And I completed the mini quilt piecing for the #rainbowminiswap on instagram with a simple Kona coal border, and have basted it to have some pleasant hand quilting evenings at the cottage. I just feel that the piecing is so clean and bright, I don’t want to mess it up with imperfect free-motion quilting, so I will take the extra time to hand quilt it.
No pictures, but I sewed knee patches onto my daughter’s uniform pants. *gasp* Like asking Van Gogh to paint the bathroom, I know. I can highly recommend Pellon wonder-under fusible, however don’t forget to take the paper off before fusing (or at least attempting to fuse) the patch to the pants. Maybe I’ll get around to applique some day before I use it all up making knee patches.
I’m going to link up to Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne at She Can Quilt for my scrap busting bee blocks and to the Pet Project linkup at Pink Doxies. See you there!