First thing I attacked at the end of last week was the Lined Drawstring Bag from InColorOrder. I selected fabrics according to the mosaic.
Came up with a improv-y pattern:
Added some FMQ (it was so good to be quilting again!)
And then brought the project together. I love it! (And I hope my swap buddy loves it too.) Now I just need to figure out what to enclose. We're doing $10 worth of sewing/quilting notions. What would you want in a quilty treat bag?
The weekend was a special treat. A dying workshop with Malka Dubrasky at A Stitch in Dye. She blogged about the amazing workshop space here.
I'll just share photos and say...it was AWESOME! And it just gives me another reason to look forward to having a yard once we find a home...I'm totally inviting friends over to dye fabric!
Speaking of friends...Mandy has been coming over to sew with me. Today I teach her to FMQ! But yesterday we went to The Quilter's Studio at 9600 Main Street (next to FedEx) in Fairfax's Fair City Mall. The shop was amazing! I told my hubby I want to live there.
And pair with these fabrics: (and they did it with such support and kindness--and showed so much joy as they helped us pick out fabrics)
|Love the elephants!...my new favorite.|
|I love how old Kaffe prints look with the shimmer print.|
My t-shirt quilt is basted...I NEED more room... spray basting a twin size quilt really is no fun. (I bought fusible batting at The Quilter's Studio for my next one.)
|Sorry for the incredibly poor quality photo.|
|Me...exhausted after finishing.|
So...for next week I can work on:
FMQ on T-shirt quilt and/or Owl Quilt
City Sampler blocks
Finish binding the silly sign
Finish this top...no name yet...but my mom picked the beautiful batiks
Lee at Freshly Pieced for hosting WIP Wednesday. I LOVE seeing what others are working on and getting support from commenters here. Thanks for visiting!