Happy Friday! I’m a bit confused. The calendar keeps insisting it’s March. How on earth can that be true?March did come in like lion, bringing us some much needed rain. The weather has since changed back to dry and sunny–something that makes the plants really, really happy. The ice plant is rioting. It almost hurts your eyes to look at it. Of course, weeds love it too.Besides doing some weeding this week, I added that gorgeous amber Sew Sassy thread to the AMH EPP project. Next step….baste and quilt!I even finished up the Violette table runner I started a couple weeks ago. Super easy nine patches made it a cinch to sew. (I added some of Amy’s True Color prints to the mix. They go so well with Violette.)I hope the first week of March has been a productive one for you as well. Enjoy the weekend!
The Color Therapy Block of the Month is almost over. This month Block 11 has the spotlight. The colors for the month are True Red and Chocolate. Red, naturally, is for strength and love. Chocolate grounds and inspires. (Doesn’t it though?)I selected Joel Dewbery’s True Color print for the brown. It’s more milk chocolate than dark chocolate. So I picked Tula’s Moonshine print for the red. It brings in a deeper tone and makes the combination work.
Over the past weekend, I managed to spend some time on the AMH EPP project. The first two rows are nearly done being sewn together.It’s becoming unwieldy–a sure sign I’m making progress. But it has to be set aside for a bit, as Free Spirit sent me some of Tanya Whelan’s Lulu to play with for Valentine’s. There will even be enough leftover for a February giveaway!
Christmas gets closer and closer, the days going by so quickly I find myself wishing I could hit the “Rewind” button. Life, however, doesn’t come with a “Rewind” button, which I suppose, is a good thing. It means it doesn’t have a “Fast Forward” button either. While waiting for the backing for Mr. P’s quilt, I cut into this bundle of Kaffe fabrics.It’s a wild and wonderful quilt top using the same design as the one for Mr. P’s Parson Gray Shaman quilt. When I have them both quilted up, you’ll be able to see just how different these two quilts from the same pattern look. I’m madly in love with this Kaffe version. But we’ll talk more about that when I post the reveal. In the meantime…you’ll find the free pattern I designed for Westminster Fibers for this fun Kaffe bag over at MakeItCoats. The kit to make this exact bag has already sold out on Craftsy, but you can still sign up for a waiting list. Just click here to head over to Craftsy. The bag is a simple floppy bag, perfect for carrying sweaters, snacks, mobile devices and some reading material wherever you’re headed.
Remember this pillow? It has to be one of my favorites. I really love how it turned out. During all the commotion of Market preparation, I had the chance to make another version (and write the pattern, finally). Here it is done in three prints:You can buy the kit to make this version on Craftsy. Click here for the link. (It’s currently on sale for 30% off, by the way.) If you want to use your own Kaffe stash, find the free pdf pattern at MakeItCoats here.
So, if you get the itch to play with some bright color, you now have two free patterns to get you started. Of course, during this time of year looking at photos of bright color might be just enough to get you through to New Year’s. Either way, you’ve got some options.
As for me, it’s time to cut the last of the fabric bits for my AMH EPP project. Just 36 little diamond shapes and I’m ready to sew it all together. I may even make my goal of beginning the final assembly before the end of the year. (Shocking, isn’t it?)
Have a fabulous Friday and colorful weekend!