Last month I was very naughty in not getting my act together to do any EPP and link up to Hydeeann's EPP party. This month, I've done (wait for it ... wait for it...) this:
|Ballerinas and dots make good blocks|
That's like, ummmmm, two thirds of a block. Are you impressed? At least that's better than no block though, right? As they say, take care of the pennys and the pounds will take care of themselves. This will get finished eventually. It is such a great project for slobbing in front of the TV, but it has taken a back seat now that the Once Upon a Time sampler has taken over the household.
|I think Princess is probably the brunette on the right|
I use this fabric in pretty much every girl's project I can fit it in. I really wish I had bought more. It's funny how impulse buys can end up being your favourite! Look how cute those wee girls are. I love how they are in all colours and flavours, so that all little girls can enjoy it.
In addition, I have finally dragged out another project I started working on aaaaaaages ago. It is a plus pillow from Pillow Pop (one of my favourite quilty books - heaped of ideas that can easily be scaled up to a quilt size). This is a 20.5" quilted cushion top. I just need to put the back and zip on. I don't know why I leave these things sitting around so close to finished.
I am going to try and get some backing fabric this week, so that I can get it done at the Monday Modern sewing day on Saturday. That leads my to other awesome news. BQF and I have joined a real life quilty group. The relief at meeting people who are equally mad about fabric is, well, liberating. It's nice to know I'm not the only person who likes to sit and admire my fabric piles (although not at the moment - my fabrics are one hot mess). And ... we got to meet some of the lovely Auckland quilt bloggy peeps for real, which was strange but cool!
|1/2" straight line quilting|
Which leads to my question - turquoise blue or zingy orange backing? You tell me! The fabric is from Bee & Lotus on Spoonflower - I won it forever ago in a giveaway from Little Mushroom Cap. Bee & Lotus were clever enough to print the different fabrics in the range in 5" strips, so you get the whole collection in a yard. I like that!
|Bee & Lotus goodness|
This is Hubby's favourite print. It has a lovely organic feel about it. Of course now that we have chosen the new wallpaper the colours don't go in our lounge, so I think the finished pillow might get to be given away shortly. Maybe that will be when I feel inspired to celebrate my forthcoming significant birthday (as the instagram peeps know - come join us on IG - you get to know everything first!).
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and the In Hand EPP party at Hydeeann's. Go and have a look at the lovely quilty creations.