I have been pretty busy lately working on some projects for a few different people. First up, I have been piecing two quilt tops for Libs Elliott
. It works out great because I love her patterns and I am getting paid, so pretty much the perfect deal lol. This first one is her new design Cloud Chamber. (before you ask, that is a glass ball that hangs from my kitchen door way, and my design wall is in the hallway beside the kitchen)
Luckily Libs sent all the fabric cut as she has a fabric cutter, because that would have been crazy by hand!
I am about halfway through the second one and hope to send them both to her by next week.
In addition, a guild member started a group for making quilts to donate to the influx of refugees coming to Ottawa. This is something close to my heart so I immediately jumped in.
These blocks will be made in to a quilt for a couple moving near Ottawa, several of us made log cabins and they will be assembled by my friend Laura
I then grabbed a whole bunch of bright FQs and some low volumes and made this quilt top.
And then I dug through my piles and found these blocks from a few years ago that for some reason I never put together. They were from a bee and I love how fun they are! This will be for a child and I think it is so happy looking! (and yes, now that they are together I have a sudden desire to make a whole bunch more LOL)
I have at least one more planned and then we will see if I have time to make more.
In the midst of all of that I woke up this morning wanting to make something for me. Sometimes you just need to give in, so I made myself the double zip wallet from Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style
. I used some long coveted fabric from Aunty Cookie, an Australian designer who has sadly since given it up. I did have a bit of a struggle with the instructions but my friend Julie
helped through texts and phone calls and it worked out great!
I did add extra card pockets in case you have the pattern and are wondering,
So that has been (some) of what I have been up to!