Happy New Year! I had a great holiday and enjoyed my time off. I was able to get my sewing room set up and organized, which is a huge help. Now I have a place to spread out my projects and I don’t have to clean up after myself each time I stop working. I can already see my productivity increasing.
Here is one of the first projects I made in the new sewing room:
I actually had some help from my son on this one. He wanted a heart pillow and picked out this green fleece from the scrap bag. He liked it because it was “fluffy”. He helped me draw the heart and I sewed it up. He did all the stuffing himself (which he was quite proud of), and carries this everywhere. The next project on his agenda is a blue star pillow. I’m glad to see he has the crafting gene.
My next project is the Civil War Tribute Quilt. The pattern is by Homestead Hearth and all the fabric is designed by Judie Rothermel. This is a block of the month club that I am leading at Plain and Simple Quilt shop (see “Teaching” for more information). I was lucky enough to get a kit that has all the fabric (over 50 different prints) to complete the entire quilt top – the bad news is that I have to get this done as quickly as possible so it can be displayed at the shop. The club will start in mid-February, so I have about 4 weeks to complete it. The first block was completed last night:
I am putting all my other projects on hold until this is done, but I plan to post pictures of my progress. I also will try to write up the January Sewing Club pattern and get it posted by the end of this month.