Anyway, sewing! There have been a few days where the sewing machine has seen intense use....
I finished our last challenge for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild. We had to draw two crayons sight-unseen from a toque and use only those colours (plus neutrals if we felt like it). I had yellow and white. Seester has a yellow living room and a new pillow.
I also managed to finish the challenge at the end of the month. Patti @ retiredtoquilt generously donated a FQ bundle for our members to use making 2 - 12.5" blocks to go into quilts for local babes and kids who need a little extra cheer. Rules: One block has to use a technique we've discussed at guild, the other is quilter's choice. We can only add coordinating solids or more of the same line.
I chose stacked improv curves in a rail fence-ish setting and surprised myself. They went together really easily. And curves terrify me. Hunh. I also threw together an improv wonky log cabin. I'm getting very comfortable with improv as I go on. I think sewing with a toddler on your lap helps you to not overthink things. We had fun with the scraps from this challenge!
For the Simply Solids Bee, Principiessa sent us triangles to randomly create a larger triangle - so fun! - and challenging. Points, points, points, points....
And the socks I wasn't going to finish during playoffs because they were too complicated? Perfect for clearing things off the PVR. :-) Misty Alpaca. Super comfy, but not in dress shoes.
|Medallion Lace Socks - pattern found here|
I've been working away at other things, too, but my schedule has been crazy so it's spend an hour sewing OR spend an hour reading/blogging. Yeah. When you're battling brain fatigue, sewing it is.
Well, I've got some things to get done and a over-stuffed RSS reader to deal with so I'll talk to you soon!