Retreat is in a couple of weeks, and I've also been kitting, cutting, and prepping projects for that. I'm going to plan on working on several smaller projects this time, so I can cross off more from my very long list. I always take too many projects, but want to have something extra to work on in case I get bored. or forgot some crucial item.
RSC16 is off to a good start, and Blue is the color for January. I'm going to attempt three different projects this year, as I barely made a dent in my scraps last year.
Not sure what this is called, but it's 16" and will be sashed with another white strip when the quilt is assembled.
I hope to do at least 4 string blocks each month. I started with paper foundation, but found that muslin worked much better for me.
And these will eventually be small spool blocks. I need to get some brown fabric to complete them.
I don't precut my scraps like many quilters do, so this took awhile, but I got in the groove and cut all the sizes at the same time, and then assembling them went rather quickly.
I joined Gifted Gorgeousness (GG) again this year, but I didn't get anything stitched for January. My project is Snow Days, designed by Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt. I won the pattern AND the fabric to make it in a drawing on Kaaren's blog a couple of years ago. I should be able to get started on the stitching in a few days.
Knowing that Snow Days was on my to-do list, and knowing that it contained several embroidery blocks, I treated myself to a new light pad last year. I'm not a fan of tracing while standing at a window, and my old light box was a joke. Anyway, the new light pad is very thin and seems to be somewhat fragile, so I thought it needed a padded case.
I showed these red hexies in progress several months ago, and was stumped on how to assemble this. It's a simple envelope style, and it's finished, and I totally lost interest in it so the construction isn't the greatest. But did I say "it's finished"? And I used up some red scraps!
I've been doing a lot of cross stitching since I finished Santa's Village. This pattern was purchased a few years ago, and finally made it out of the basket. There is a plan for how it will be finished, so you'll be seeing it again soon. yeah, how many times have I said that??
On a final note, I purchased some socks today. They are in an envelope and heading to the Post Office tomorrow for a very special destination. I didn't think to take a picture of them, but please check out this link for a Very Special Project. You'll want to buy a pair of socks, too!
(Picture borrowed from Confessions of a Fabric Addict)
Stay tuned for my next post. It might just involve palm trees, sand, and waves! Sunny