Happy to say I think my sewjo is returning! I got stuck into a few projects that were overwhelming me, finished them up and suddenly I feel a lot better about my ridiculously long handmade Christmas list! I guess sometimes you just have to fake it til you make it – even when it comes to sewjo.
My big WiP at the moment is a quilt for my dad for Christmas. I have made the quilt top! Woo! I am on the way!
This is the first quilt top I have designed in EQ7. Very simple, but I like it! Here’s a side by side comparison of the EQ7 image next to the fabric image!
You can see I ended up missing off the border. Partly because I ran out of dark blue fabric. Partly because the quilt is already quite big. Okay, really, only because I ran out of dark blue fabric. But it is going to be a good size quilt!
I love the Pear Tree fabric line. So pretty. I have had these squares cut up for a project for probably close to a year. I can’t even remember what I originally intended them for, but they worked beautifully for this quilt.
So now to make a back and I’m done. No need for batting/quilting as it’s going to be more of a lightweight doona cover type thing for Summer time. I hope he loves it. If not I’ll keep it at my house. Because I love it. :)
I also finished up the Polaroid quilts for my kidlets for Christmas. Those were the overwhelming projects that I really needed to tackle. Thrilled with how they turned out. Will dedicate a whole post to them later (yes, I’m that pleased that they are done!), but for now here’s a sneak peek.
I have also been working on some more paper pieced patterns too. A few under the sea animals. Not sure if they are a bit too cutesy. I do love the cute. They still need quite a bit of work. So if you never hear of them again, you know they didn’t work out and I have deleted the evidence of their existence (Note to self: Edit blog post if worst case scenario occurs).
As for the sewing themed patterns… they are currently with testers (you might have seen a few popping up around blogland – the pattern testers have been doing a fabulous job!). But you won’t be seeing those available quite yet or the new designs that go with them. I am thinking we are in need of a fun sewing themed paper piecing BoM next year! More on that later!
Oh yeah, quilty types! My sewjo is BACK!
Linking up with WiP Wednesday – and this time there actually is progress!
Don't forget too - last few days to enter the Sew Seasonal Linky Party! Lots of great prizes up for grabs!
Plus there's a little giveaway thing happening around blog land - check out my contribution to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day here.