I’ve been doing some sewing lately! I will confess that I’ve been on a bit of a sewing hiatus for a while. When I became the full owner of Craft Industry Alliance in May of last year I needed to shift my focus to that business almost entirely. There was just so much to learn and so many projects to tackle.
Now that I feel I’ve got a handle on things I’m slowly getting back to my sewing table. First, I made a quilt for our friends Ethan and Matt. They just had a second baby. I made a quilt for their first daughter so I really wanted to make another one for them. I had this April Rosenthal Jelly Roll in my studio (I originally bought it to make a patchwork softie that would be a companion to my elephant, but then life happened). We gifted it to them in December.
Next, I’m still working on creating a PDF (and possibly print) pattern for the bird that’s on the cover of my first book, The Artful Bird. I hadn’t made one in several years and made so many mistakes sewing the first prototype! But now I’m back in the bird-making groove and the second one just needs to be stuffed.
I’m also working on an English Paper Pieced mini-quilt for Valentine’s Day. I actually cut this quilt out last year, worked on it a little, and then put it away. Now that it’s back out I really enjoy sewing it in the evenings and I love how it’s coming together. I may just finish it before Valentine’s Day this year (we’ll see).
What about you? What are you working on?
Love the Valentine Paper Pieced quilt. Is the pattern available? Thank you for all you do. Great news!!!
Hi Dawn, I made up this pattern by looking at the two elongated diamonds that make a heart and then filling in the gaps with smaller symmetrical diamonds. Maybe I’ll release a free pattern for it when its done (it’s not super original!). Thank you for your interest 🙂
Good to see you in this space & sewing! Hope time for that continues. And yay for gifting a baby quilt!
Yes, it’s good to be back at it 🙂
Martha O. says
Happy 2020, and I also like your “hearts” EPP! If OK, I’ll share it during our quilt guild’s EPP program on Monday night (topics change monthly).
Oh wow! Thank you, Martha. That would be lovely.