Cold chilly weather and a night out sewing with Shellie has made for a productive week around the "hive". She and I are making good progress on our Sunny Lanes quilts, and as of tonight I have 6 of my 20 blocks completed. (Shellie - you'll be "happy" to know I discovered a bit of twisting and turning and had to do some unsewing myself). Every day I work on this quilt gives me a greater appreciation for Jill's accomplishment in winning a ribbon with this at a quilt show! There is a lot going on with the "contemporary fabric choice" - even though the blocks are relatively straightforward - and lots of points to keep straight! I don't know that I will enter this one in a quilt show - but I am loving it already!
Before I got to work on that, however, I was lucky to be asked to help test out a new pattern for Lazy Girl Designs. Joan's newest bag, Margo, will make her debut sometime in the next few weeks. I loved working on this bag - although it seems like I am doing EVERYTHING with Moda Wonderland! The Sunny Lanes, Margo, and Jill's Sibling Revelry were all made with this fabric line.
Margo is an AWESOME pattern - she's sleek, swingy, has great outer pockets and a super easy dip-down zipper installation that is awesomely non-daunting!!!
Joan has outdone herself once again! I love how this bag is great for big bold prints - and those pockets are great for the phone, keys and sunglasses while the zipper gives you that security for wallet and other "necessities".
She (Margo) will be available soon ... I will keep you posted!
And since I just can't seem to work on only ONE thing at a time - I have also been plugging away at my hexagon quilt. I figured out that the curtains on my "hive" window make a good makeshift design wall - although I need to watch how many pins go all the way through into the curtains as I nearly took them down with me as I removed the quilt for the next step.
This one is an experiment based on someone else's idea. I am adding some flowers - but not as many as the directions called for. I am adding some words - but not the same ones the directions called for. I trimmed it - but not the same way as was shown. I added more borders. It is bigger.
I have most of the circles and all of the flower petals cut. I need to get a couple spools of thread for the zig zag applique I plan to do, and then I can cruise on to that step of the project. I am still toying with exactly how I want to do the words.
And I will leave you with a picture of exactly WHY I need so many quilts around my house!
Underneath all that quilty-tenty goodness is a little boy with a flashlight telling me to put more quilts on to make it "really really dark" - plus he wants one inside to curl up with!
How could this mommy disappoint her Munchkin!?!