There’s nothing like choosing to play when you have other things you should be doing. Have to admit, it’s always a little extra fun being in the sewing room when it feels like playing hooky!
A good sew day today: played around with making miniature sampler blocks using the Fold and Sew technique. These will finish at 2 inches square.
The fussy cut nine patch makes me happy – love the vase effect. Wasn’t happy with the blue cross which I made first so tried it in brown as well. Like them both now, so I’ll decide later which I’ll use. Overall: I’m thinking perhaps just a simple sashed 3 by 4 grid, or perhaps a collection of sampler blocks in a border surrounding a center medallion. I have a pile of Civil War reproduction charm packs – a miniature sampler is a great excuse to start using them.
Meanwhile, still thinking Quilt Market (and how to be a little more respectable). This morning, I made up a business card holder. The pattern/tutorial comes from Green Bee’s blog. Very simple, but sweet.
I love how I got to use a bit of lace and buttons from the button box. I wanted mine with a little less poof, so instead of using flannel as a batting (as suggested in the directions), I just used fusible interfacing on the linen exterior to give it a bit more body. Linen is one of my latest loves. It makes anything look good!
Next up: a new wallet. I’ve got plans.