I have been very busy this month in the sewing area, which I am very happy to report. I am hoping to get one more quilt finished by the end of the month. We shall see... crossing my fingers.
First off, since the arrival of my long-arm, the formal dining room has become my "Sewing Room". The great thing is that my hubby is in full support of this change. He likes that the room is actually being used! So we got rid of the dining set that we have had longer than we've been married... which was sort of bitter sweet - but in the end, I am very happy about that decision. It will leave space for the good stuff, when I can afford it. In the meantime - in order to keep from taking over the kitchen too - I did get this really cool cutting table:
both ends fold down, which is perfect for when I need to move it out of the way, but it will hold two large cutting mats when they are up! So, I can cut on one side and iron on the other! I am loving it!
Another addition to the room is the second part of my "portable" design wall! Yes, my hubby and I made one last year, which was great when I wasn't sure which room I was going to be sewing in, but now that I am trying to limit my mess to one area, I thought it would be nice to have it a little bigger. So, using the tutorial over at Oh Fransson! - we made the second board, and now, I can actually layout my entire design:
Which brings me to my WIPs! Yes, it holds more than one at a time!!! EEEK - so beyond excited! The first one is my Kaleidoscope quilt using Don't Call Me Betsy's quilt-along tutorial! I have been wanting to play along for so long. I got a FQ bundle of Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill (which is absolutely gorgeous) and I wanted a pattern that highlighted the beautiful prints - and this was just the ticket! So I got busy cutting and piecing:
I am excited for this one - more than half way pieced, and I just ordered the backing. Hopefully will finish soon! I am linking up with Freshly Pieced - go check out some of the cool projects that are in progress!
I have also been working on my 4x5 bee blocks:
the Diamond Ripple from the Modern Blocks Book. I have one more completed, but haven't taken a picture of it yet. Only 2 more to go! I will share more next time!
Not that I am keeping too close of track, but here are my WIPs:
-#scrappytripalong - 10 blocks are completed, and remaining 20 have been cut and ripped, just waiting to be sewn together.
-Lucy's Crab Shack - still haven't worked anymore on this - so still a ton to do.
-Prince Charming hex-a-go-go - slowly but surely. I think this one will take quite a long time!
There are way too many projects planned, and inevitably something pops up that must get done first - so, I will just keep plugging along. Can't wait to see what everyone else is working on.