Lots of sharing going on at Sew Fresh Quilts, I think Let's Bee Social gets busier every week! Such fun to nose around on blogs and see what others are up to. I can hardly wait until Friday and the reveal of Lorna's 'Forest Friends'.
In my little Fun Room I've been struggling with a Santa Suit, the neck is giving me so much grief that I set it aside... almost packed it in if I'm honest, even made the phone call to apologize and bow out but after talking to my friend just decided to step back for a couple of days. I had started the project last week while visiting with friends in the Annapolis Valley, got the jacket mostly done and realized it was humongous so had a fitting, brought it home, took it all apart and cut the pieces down two sizes. The fur has to be finished by hand and I'm going to try one more option for the neck. Still no guarantee it will be done by Friday... or even if I'll do any more one it ;) I'm just NOT that into it!
After setting the SS aside I did some fun blocks. 'Sail Away' is Block #11 in Snap Shots QAL at The Jolly Jabber, a quick block which was exactly what I needed last night! I think the material I used for the boat bottom may have to be replaced, it has a lot of metallic stuff in it and doesn't lay nice.
'Star Studded' is Block #2 in Deckade The Halls, also a Jolly Jabber QAL, this one from a couple of years ago, Some of the pieces were a little smallish, but overall they went together ok. Still need a little trimming, but I've learned that trimming stars usually means losing points so I like to wait until I put them into their setting.
I played a bit with Electric Quilt7 and designed some simple blocks for a quilt I'd like to do, but likely won't get to this year. I used a picture of my house to make the house block, leaving out the deck and fence. I still have some work to do on the final design, likely I'll add some light bulbs to the bottom... or something else christmasy.
I think I've procrastinated enough on the Santa Suit... or maybe not... I dunno, it's still not calling me so maybe one more fun block. I hope your sewing adventures are going a whole lot smoother than mine seem to be this week. If not, pop on over to Lorna's 'Let's Bee Social' and enjoy some of the work being done by others, so much inspiration being shared!
My design/display wall so far this week.