Sewing and sowing
I have been doing lots of sewing, too. This last week is the last week of teaching in the schools, so I have slowed down to a crawl....and I LIKE it. Sewing and knitting and lounging and spring cleaning. It is heaven.
I bought this book a couple of months ago.
Have you guys seen it? I bought it for one pattern...but I find I am increasingly attracted to many of the beautiful things inside. These are a couple of things I just made for my buddy, Susan, for her birthday yesterday. Shhhhh, she won't get them until today, but I am pretty sure she won't look here today. This is a roll for colored pencils.
(notice the Allegra in the background............ugh.)
And a pin cushion like one I have for myself. She is about to start sewing...so how could I resist? I am a sucker for any friend that shares the desire to knit or sew. These are both in the book.
And here is the color wheel quilt. It is one of the best patterns in the book in my opinion. Here is the pic in the book. The author, Joelle Hoverson, is a co-owner of Purl and Purl Patchwork in New York. Their online store has a wonderful selection of fabric and yarn! If I ever get to NY..........anyway, they have this pattern kitted up. I used my own stash, but was mightily tempted to use theirs.
Here is mine as it has evolved so far. Not a perfect color wheel in the artistic sense, but it works well enough. Now for the quilting. I think it will be a fast machine quilt on this one with my little Featherweight. Thank God for walking feet attachments.