These are my February Stash Bee blocks for Em at Sewing by Moonlight. She asked for any type of star block in blues and greens at 8", 12" or 16" - I just love that mix of guidance and freedom. These are my first ever star blocks, and I love how they turned out. I especially love the little bird I managed to fussy cut into the wonky star! I'm going to try and replicate the idea with the star I'm working on for my Mini Quilt Color Study.
It's finally all here! The last of the Wee Wander by Sarah Jane that I ordered finally arrived this past week. In my urgency to be sure to have exactly what I wanted as various prints sold out left and right the first few days it was available, I ended up ordering from three different stores - yardage from Hawthorne Threads, a FQ bundle from Westwood Acres Fabric, and one single print from an Etsy shop, Bee Quilted & More (who had a steal on pre-order - only $8.25/yard and free shipping!). Upside: I knew right away that I'd have what I needed for my project. Downside: two shops were pre-order and I had to waaaaait. Now it's all here to be made into quilts for the bunk bed my daughters are getting for their birthday. I'm delighted that when it arrived, they started rolling around on the floor giggling about how beautiful the fabric is. (And it is - the hand is so soft.) Considering it was a very pricey investment made without consult, *whew* thank goodness they love it!
Ok, want to see my BIG exciting Valentine's Day present?? It's sort of a new sewing tool. If you saw my "studio reveal" post the other day (the one with the blogoversary giveaway - have you entered yet? go! go! you have till Thursday night to enter), you might have noticed a dilapidated cardboard box from Amazon under my sewing table - my little makeshift foot pedal support since I'm quite short : P Well, I'm happy to report my dad loves me so much that he built a sturdy wooden riser wide enough for both my feet, and added a nice little lip to keep my pedal from sliding away! It doesn't look too pretty yet because it was way too darn cold this week for him to paint in his garage, and now it's still way too darn cold for me to paint in my garage; once it warms up a bit, though, I'll give it an all over coat of white. In the meantime, it's such a welcome ergonomic addition to my sewing space!
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