Well, it appears that summer doesn't want to come here yet!
Supposed to stop raining and warm up by the week-end.......I sure hope so! Although the sun is shining this morning-good sign!!
So, I've spent this last week sewing...poor me!
On the WIP stage is Ironwork* which is basted and in the process of being quilted. It's all being done with the even feed foot, so no FMQ this time.
I used a very high tech design program...:-) ;-)
I'm about a quarter of the way done. A TON of threads to bury!!
So, I'm doing them after every 2-3 blocks.
I took some time to do a couple of unscheduled things.......
I ordered some supplies to make key fobs which arrived when I was on holiday. Did a few of them.
Very quick and easy to do...
A month or so ago, I purchased 2 patterns from Amy at During Quiet Time.
She has this amazing series of garden themed paper pieced patterns. I got the boot and garden gloves.....
I decided to make a market tote......
Look at that boot pattern!! Amazing or what!
Laurie Wisbrun's rain boot fabric (aka-Wellies) is a perfect compliment to the boots.
The boot fabric is Bee In My Bonnet by Lori Holt.
I'm not sure what the gardening text is.
For the inside I used a laminate.
This is the back...
The print is Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain
Not my original plan for the back.
I made the gardening gloves block, but darn it, the fabrics were a wrong choice and the glove didn't show up well.
I love these gloves though, and I will use this block for something else once I do some outlining around the top glove.
I don't have any more of the background text, which is too bad. I really like it.
The last thing I did was re-organize my fabric. I had the tutorial by Angela bookmarked for ages, but it wasn't until I saw that Carly at Citric Sugar had bought the comic book backs locally, that I was motivated to get busy.
They come in packs of 100.....I bought one.......shall I wait until you stop laughing??
Then I went back and got 200 more...
I know I don't need to explain to you why I have so much :-), but they are almost all half yard cuts!
I still need another pack for the fabric in buckets and drawers..
I need to stop buying and start using!!
Linking up with Lee and Sukie at Freshly Pieced
then I'm going down to the lake/pond and check up on my ducks!
Have a great sewing week everyone!