Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Christmas in March

I will soon need pieces to practice long arm quilting with, so it seems like the perfect time to pull some of my smaller project ideas to the top of the to-do list.  First up is a Christmas wall-hanging.  The plan is to quilt a tree and make two dozen little "ornaments" from holiday buttons as a sort of Advent calendar.

2.5 inch squares

Squares were cut, half square triangles were made, and now it is time to build a nice scrappy layout.  To help achieve this goal, because I'm not very good at scrappy (yet), I threw all the squares of a single color into a tin, mixed them around, and pulled out one at a time to add to the design space.  I think it worked fairly well!

A sneak peak at my design floor.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Woodland Sampler - October

My motivation for this piece is back on track with the end in sight.  This week a cute little owl has joined my menagerie!  Only three blocks remain, and I can't wait to see this hanging on my new sewing room wall!

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching.