This week hasn't been all that productive I'm afraid. I cut the side of my finger badly last Wednesday and haven't been able to do much. I am constantly making something, so being unable to work on projects has been incredibly frustrating.
A couple of days ago I hit upon the idea that maybe I could at least work on some paper piecing, since it is all hand sewn. So I downloaded some free templates and am very slowly cutting them out and pinning them to fabric.
I had scraps left over from a earlier precut project, so this is a fantastic way to use them up. I haven't made it very far, only about a dozen hexies have been sewn. Since it'll be a while yet before my finger is healed, I'm hoping to finish several more. I am not sure what I want to make with them yet, but I'm sure to think of something.
My poor finger. 🙁
Remember last week I mentioned my local fabric shop was going to be having a sale on precuts? :3. Well...I might have bought a few things. XD
I somehow feel like the rainbow jelly roll speaks for itself with all of it's amazing jewel tones.
Persimmon is made up of lovely Autumn colors which will really start singing to me shortly as the weather begins to cool off. I am particularly fond of the tiny birds. I haven't used a layer cake before, so adventure times ahoy!
Meet my latest project, a great granny square quilt. I have been working on it for a few weeks and just finished my second row of blocks last night.
After that last block I tossed them onto my design wall so I could visualize the progress. Only three more rows to go! Heh Really though, seeing them up there is a great motivator for me to keep pushing forward.
Again, the use of a fabulous jelly roll has saved me hours of strip cutting. I keep telling myself to step away from pre cuts but it's just not working yet. *laugh*
But seriously, a precut is simply fabulous for this kind of project which uses oodles of squares. I just realized that two of my last three projects use these same squares. Hurms...I'm finding a pattern here.
While I have been waiting on my green quilt to get back from being quilted, I stitched together a slightly smaller sized quilt top. I have been jokingly calling it my "large lap quilt".
I have a real soft spot for the tiny flour sack prints of the 30's. So when I spotted this jelly roll of 30's Playtime from Moda, it just had to come home.
While pre cuts can be a bit limiting design wise, they certainly speed up projects. Something I appreciate when I only get to sew evenings and weekends. Sometimes I just want to feel like my project is actually moving and I accomplished something that evening.
I'm super excited to say my ottoman is now done and wow is it huge! I read the size the directions gave, but when you see it in person it's just well...so much! Ha!
Part one of my progress can be seen here
Here it is sitting on 12" tiles to help put things into perspective.
This project was a fiberfill eating monster! I am seriously glad I bought two packages of fluff, because all 10 pounds of it went in and I honestly could have used a little bit more. I had planned to make a pillow from the fabric scraps but now, well...it's going to be a tad bit difficult till I get more stuffing.