I don’t know what I’ve been doing with my time lately, but it hasn’t been sewing! I fully intended to have some more Diamond Stars to add to the pile – but not a single one.
I have been drawing up some paper piecing patterns though – that’s been rather time consuming! Thank you lovely bloggy gals who have volunteered to be pattern testers! I have hopefully answered all of the emails I received! So there are a few patterns now on their way to be tested, then soon listed in my Craftsy shop.
A few little owls – couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so all three variations will be included in the one pattern.
A special request for a lovely bloggy friend:
And the first of a few little Japanese cuisine themed blocks for the Wombat Stew Bee. I know you’ve seen the Sushi plate a time or two, but I’m always happy to share it again ;)
The other blocks are still under wraps as the girls are working on piecing them. Have to say that’s been a really fun challenge. Some of the girls have given me little sketches, or photos as inspiration for what they’d like in a block, and I got the fun part of turning them into paper pieced blocks. They have also been so generous as to give me permission to offer their blocks for sale later down the track. Watch out for those! So far our little paper piecing bee is off to a great start!
The Polaroid blocks are also coming along nicely! It really is a bit of fun finding the perfect fussy cut prints in my stash!
There are 5 spots left in the Say Cheese! Polaroid Block swap group – and we’re including honourary Aussies. So if you think drinking beer is a national pastime, understand that thongs are something worn on your feet (trust me, they look very different to the other type of thong!) and can manage a decent “G’day mate”, feel free to come join our swap! Just keep in mind, you will need to post your blocks 1-2 weeks earlier than the rest of the group.
As for my other long term WiP – the memory quilt for my Nan’s 90th. There is a little progress there! My swatch fabric arrived from Spoonflower – thrilled! The text is a snippet of a letter my grandfather wrote to my grandmother before they got enaged. So lovely. Now I know it prints well – I’d best order yardage.
I also think I finally have a plan for the quilt! I have ordered a crazy amount of green solids to make a tree – not technically a family tree. Our family is way too complicated for that – but I do plan on embroidered family members names on the leaves. I’ll be using this pattern from Don’t Look Now I think. Good thing I have 6 months to work on this right?!
So that’s my bit of progress or lack thereof! I do have some secret squirrels projects that will be coming up soon! First one is up on Friday for my day on the Friendship Quilts Blog Hop! Would love if you pop back then – will have a free paper piecing pattern included in my post! :)
Linking up my minimal bit of progress with WiP Wednesday. It might actually spur me onto making something a bit more interesting to share this time next week!