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?