It’s been a rough few weeks at work but I finally got a bit of sewing in today! It was so great and so incredibly relaxing……
Quiet Play Mini Quilt Swap:
I’ve been without a swap for a little while but I could not turn down one that encompassed one of my very favorite pattern designers. We are required to make a mini using one of Kristy Lea’s patterns. She designs the most awesome geometric pieced patterns. I immediately went to her online store – Quiet Play – and picked up a bunch of new patterns. Did I mention that they are all foundation paper-pieced? So incredible!I decided to work on the Geometric Mermaid first to see if that’s the direction I want to go. My first color choice for her tail did not give enough contrast against the background that I really wanted to use.I changed gears a little bit and -boom! – there it was. The perfect colors – saturated and gorgeous!Now I love it and hope my partner will too!
I haven’t bought any new fabric in a while and have been needing to fill in the most recent gaps in my low volume white selection. I’m not big on solids or tone on tone whites so I was looking for something else. It’s a bit harder than it looks. I was really looking to replace a text fabric that I adore from a line called ‘The Chalk Line’. I could not find the black on white but did locate a white on grey online at Stash Fabrics.Then I checked out their sale section and found some of those low volumes that I was looking for. (I’ve been dying to get that notebook print.)That wasn’t all I found – I loved these so they went into my cart as well.
I’m already looking forward to next weekend – a guaranteed 3-day weekend and free sewing time. It’s going to be awesome!