I think that about sums up my week. Filled with lots of happenings and probably a little bit of over-reaction on my part (particularly regarding that unfortunate haircut Little Miss suffered). But today is Friday. Which means tomorrow is Saturday. And not just any ordinary Saturday. It's my first Quilt Class tomorrow (so important that it needs capital letters) and I'm meeting my lovely bloggy friend Fiona from Finding Fifth! How fun!
After class we're going to have a little meet up with a couple of the other local quilty girls. Doesn't that sound like fun? So a few days ago (nothing like advance notice hehehe!) Jane suggested we do a little swap for our meeting! We are each making something different. Jane has pincushions (I suspect it has something to do with some awesome idea she discovered on Pinterest...), Fiona has pouches (now that she's a pouch maker extraordinaire!) and I took needle books.
I was told I wasn't allowed to paper piece a ridiculously small Circle of Geese. Ok I did pout for a moment at that because really, wouldn't that be awesome for the front of a needle book? So I sort of side stepped and paper pieced something else ridiculously small. (Don't tell Fiona - she thinks she's going to do a paper piecing intervention for me, but really I'm going to teach her how to paper piece and spread the paper piecing joy!).
Pieced by Number. I also tried another pattern for the other needle book but it did not come together. Apparently some paper pieced patterns are not meant to be made on a small scale. So I winged my own and made a little Spool for the other book but forgot to take a picture of it before I put it all together!
I can't really show you much more as these are still surprises and I don't want to ruin that fun part yet! But I can show you a couple of sneak peeks.
Yep! I FMQ'd these little things! Getting some practice in before I work on the big XOXO quilt. Top photo has loop the loops (I cheated and traced the fabric on the other side), bottom photo is loops and flowers on some Good Fortune fabric.
I also had some fun fabric mail arrive today! That's sure to make for a good day isn't it? I thought so, until two minutes later Little Miss got her fingers jammed in the door, care of big brother. She's having a tough week. He's spending a lot of time in his room. Can I just say thank goodness holidays end and preschool starts again next week and we get back into routine. He does not cope well without routine!
But anyways! Look at these pretties:
I got 20 FQs for $40 in a mystery FQ package from Fabric Love Australia. Such gorgeous designer fabrics - Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Robert Kauffman, Moda etc... I'm a happy quilter.
So on that note, I am off to cut my fabric ready for Quilt Class tomorrow. It's a mystery quilt class - another thing I've never done! Ought to be fun! Woohoo - quilty weekend, here I come!