I was so tempted to start a new quilt this long weekend after seeing Helen's three finished quilt tops but so far I've resisted. I decided to sew a few more of these positive and negative nine patch blocks. I started these awhile ago with the plan to make two a day. Well I made about 80 in a week and then came to a complete halt (as I often do). So I sewed a few Friday night, a few more Saturday and more this morning. They're a great project to have in the work basket for when the mood takes you to do a little - no concentration required - machine piecing.
We celebrated Helen's birthday last Friday. This is the little needle & thread roll I made for her. You only need scraps for this project but I was struggling a little for inspiration and just had to buy new fabrics.(I really just needed an excuse to buy more fabric).
Inside. Jan tucks her thread and thimble in the pocket and has dedicated hers to her hexagon box. If you have more than one project on the go it can very frustrating to quickly grab one to work on only to discover the needles and thread are missing. The solution is to have needles and thread permanently dedicated to a project.
The outside. Lots of fun chosing the fabrics and stitches. Yes, I'm sure if I had looked a little harder there would have been fabrics in my stash perfect for this project. But then I may not have enjoyed making it as much. Love that sense of anticipation and excitement that comes from playing with new fabrics.
Barb's Home Sweet Home and Flying Angel decorations.
The pattern for these decorations will be on sale at the end of this month.