First up is my Mariner's Compass block. Once a month I attend a Block a Month group where we learn different techniques and get what we term "skilled up". We started off making a sampler quilt but in recent months our focus has changed somewhat and we haven't worked on the blocks for a while. I can illustrate how far we have deviated from our blocks by sharing with you that last month we worked on Nativity bunting. That's right - Christmas preparation in February!
I've decided I want to get my sampler quilt finished this year and I am going to make the blocks up in my sampler fabrics. I love the fabrics and colours I've used in this, though I did have to purchase the green dot outer fabric, but I bought very little and everything else is from stash. I made good progress but I need to finish it off. Hopefully I will be able to show it finished shortly.
I cannot get enough of heart cushions at the moment. I loved going through my stash and putting these fabrics together. I love the cat print by Cotton and Steel. I think the cat resembles one of my puss cats, Jackson. I am going to finish this soon and give it to my niece, Sienna. She loves all things pink and handmade gifts.
Now I have to make a confession - I made a couple of fabric purchases this week. Eek! I know that goes against the Sew my Stash mantra but the fabric had a particular purpose and I was using the scraps. There is a great British company making waves in the fabric world. They are Lewis and Irene and their fabric is amazing! The rainbow quilt I made in January is in their fabric and I am now a devotee. I bought only two prints; Dancing Hares on Aqua from their Spring Hare collection and Balloons on Blue from their April Showers range. I think I did well only to buy two fabrics, though I would wish to buy it all. (Speaking of wishes, look at their Make a Wish range, it's adorable!) I am totally in love with their Coastal collection and I am sure I will end up buying plenty of it. It's that good I am willing to break my fabric fast for it!
Last night these two fabrics were burning a hole on my sewing table (does that metaphor work?) and I just wanted to get using them. I decided to turn them into a little cushion and I liked a mini quilt from this month's edition of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine, so that decision was easily made.
To make this a stash busting project I used scraps of pink and grey fabric from stash and I think they work a treat! This will be pieced in no time and turned into a cushion soon after.
I may not have finished a project in a while but I am doing plenty of sewing and enjoying myself. I hope you are all having an equally nice time with your fabrics!