What? Could this be a return to Workspace Wednesday?? Don't get your hopes up, but I do have a peek of my work board for you as it begins to fill with my chosen March projects. The little postage stamp baskets are moving right along now. I have three more handles to applique and then I can begin setting them. I think they came out very nicely, what do you think? (this photo was from the other night- so all 12 weren't up and showing off their finery)
The fabric to the left hand side is the one I'm thinking of using for the setting strips. I intend to use tiny scrappy cornerstones, using 1.75" squares cut from each of the basket and handle fabrics. With a quiet day today and another tomorrow I should have something to show by the weekend. This project will be hand quilted as well. I can do that easily with these mini projects, and still stay on track. I'm doing quite well since today is only the 7th of March. Hope I just didn't jinx myself by saying that!
Also on my board is the finished February block of Jan Patek's Collections I. I had a wonderful time appliquing this one. It has her older fabrics for most of it, with some newer Moda thrown in, but it is her fabrics and designs of years gone by that truly make me the most happy. I love homespuns and brushed cottons, and they are hard to come by here. Even my favorite local shop is discontinuing them. Customers just don't know how to use them, the owner lamented to me. I so remember that from my days working at another shop in the area. I tried to convert people, I truly did, but it just didn't work. Oh well, what can I say!
I hope subsequent blocks have more of the vintage Patek feel. I miss that.
The star points were particularly fun. I got to make my own fabric by sewing strips together and then getting all those points from the resulting piece. Naturally it was just "this much" short, so one point is askew, but that is primitive folk art- and that is why I love it. Simple. Make-do. The end result is perfect no matter....
The third little peek sitting on the board is thanks to the gals at Temecula Quilt Company. They have begun another sew along on their blog. I had such a good time making this:
how could I resist this new project. Meet my first (little) Blessings basket:
March is stacking up to be a good month on the sewing front so far, but gosh darn! Do I have time to jump on board the project Cheri Payne started on her blog?? Oh decisions, decisions!! I do know it helps to keep my hands (and my mind) busy.
May all YOUR decisions today be happy ones...
Off to stitch a bit