Oh, man! Do I even blog anymore? It's been a while, right? So, what's been going on... I started a new job (part time at a quilt shop!)... went away for a long weekend... because it was my birthday! (yesterday. I'm officially old)... broke a toe... had to stop 2 quilts in the cutting stage while I waited for more fabric... and tried some paper piecing.
my crazy messy design wall
I've done paper piecing before, but never really loved it. I love the detail you can achieve, though. So when Kristy at Quiet Play was looking for pattern testers for her new paper piecing patterns I jumped at the chance. Trying new things keeps the brain from turning to mush, right?
if only real pots stayed this clean
I'm pretty impressed! Despite my best intentions to get going on this as soon as the pattern hit my inbox, I just kept putting it off. Until today, that is. A few hours at the machine later and I have a cute mini quilt for my sewing room. And it wasn't all that painful. I had to unpick a bit, but I remembered a tip I'd read to baste iffy pieces first before commiting to sewing them with those teeny stitches, so it wasn't as bad as it could be.
blocks "stored" on the floor
Not as bad as the tidying job I really should be tackling. One scrap vomit, one scrappy trip, an x+, bee blocks, paper piecing, and not fully unpacking from retreat equals one horrible mess. At least the cats like it.