|There's like 20 different projects just stacked up!|
On the plus side, I am only working on things I am interested in and excited about right now, so I think they will all come along. (Oh, and this morning after I took that photo, I organized my sewing space!) Hopefully I will be able to check most items off my 100 day hustle list.
I still haven't posted a recap from my quilt guild's show back in late September, and honestly my photos of it aren't that great. I didn't get any ribbons, but this week I got back the judges comments from the show, and my landscape quilt got +'s in all categories! The only critical note the judge had was that my batting was too poofy (I used leftover dream puff). This really pumped me up, because that quilt was a really challenge and branch into a new direction for me, and it sounds like it's a direction I should try again.
Last weekend my mom and I attended PIQF.
Quilt Inspiration and The Quilt Show.
It was a fun, busy day, and I still haven't gotten around to really sorting through the patterns and products that I collected through the day. The including a really cute mini rotary mat (I think it will be great for trimming during paper piecing) a LOT of patterns, and a few sizes of twister templates. Fabric prices were at a premium, so I only bought a few pieces that I needed for a specific project.
This weekend I was finally able to sit down at my machine again and make progress on some things.
I finished off the November block for my guild's block of the month, and got the instructions typed up. It is based of the Layer Cake quilt along from Moose on the Porch quilts, but I changed the November block a bit because I didn't like that the original block used 5 layer cake squares (and had a lot of unused fabric from those squares). I changed it so it now only uses 4 squares.
I have also been progressing on my "for fun" monthly project of the "O is for owl" wallhanging.
When I last posted, I had been having fun doing my first "scrappy" project, piecing together the sky background from all of the dark blue fabrics in my stash.
This is testing the owl colors along with the others. I love how all these shades look together!
The last item I have news on is my little EPP side projects. I have finished my first hexagon! Below is the back and front.
I've also made progress on some Christmas projects, but probably won't post about them until after they are opened. I have been debating about Christmas gifts for work colleagues. I was going to make toiletry bags but my mom pointed out that I shouldn't be spending a lot of money on work gifts and it can start to feel like an obligation and a chore and the costs can balloon. The toiletry bags don't cost too much, but they do each include a zipper. Last year I made coasters for work colleagues, which definitely cost less. So now I dunno if I'm doing too much and if I should find something scaled down. Any ideas?
Okay, back to sewing. :)