After all the wedding sewing I have been doing to get ready for my sister's wedding, I spent today doing a little clean up and catch up. I am itching to start a new quilt, but thought I would first finish this month's blocks for the quilting bee I belong to. I am a member of Stash Bee and this month's blocks were chosen by Jennie from Jennie's Threads.
She first saw the quilt she wanted to make here. The final product of this pattern, once it is all put together is so pretty. She chose pink and purple for her colors which made it a little tricky for me because I don't have very many purple fabrics to choose from. I realized that my purple stash is very limited.
These 8 blocks are not sewn together because she wanted to mix up everyone's blocks throughout the quilt. I had a lot of fun making these blocks. There is something so relaxing about making a scrappy quilt block.
After I finished my Stash Bee blocks I realized that my work space was in serious need of a tidy up. Pattern pieces, threads, fabric scraps, and dust everywhere. I can't start another quilt in all that mess! Of course I am not going to show you the mess, but doesn't it look so much better now that it is all clean.
I feel so much more relaxed now that my work space is clear and ready. I have been working on many small projects for the last month and am ready to start on a larger quilt. (If you are wondering what is in the jar, it is where I keep my selvage edges that I am saving for a quilt.)
My next project is to make a quilt with the same pattern as my Rose Quilt using the Reunion collection by Sweetwater for Moda. I got a great deal on this jelly roll and layer cake a couple of months ago. I love these fabrics and am excited to finally get to use them.
My favorite fabrics include the newsprints, the party bunting (so cute!), the polka dots, and thin zig zags. This collection is so fun and I can't wait to start piecing this quilt together.
I love it when my work space is so neat and clean, but it won't stay this way for long. As soon as I start cutting fabric, it is all down hill from there. I guess I need to stop talking and get to cutting fabric!
Stay tuned for more...