The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild is holding another sew-in tomorrow, which I’m looking forward to attending. For me, having so much un-interupted sewing time just begs for new projects. I’ve spent the last week trying to come up with things to bring and work on, but my stack of WIPs keeps catching my eye and demanding to be taken care of.
So I finally finished up these pillows to match the boys’ quilts, which will also be included in the patterns I’ll be releasing for said quilts this summer. I think my favorite part is the contrasting zippers on the backs.
And thanks to a marathon binding session this morning, I can also count my Saltwater Chevron quilt finished–really really imperfect, but finished nonetheless. I used Jeni Baker’s brilliant Patchwork Chevron tutorial from the Moda Bake Shop and two precious Tula Pink Saltwater charm packs that I snagged at Quilt Con. I quilted it loosely so it will have a drapey, soft texture.
I’m pleased that my order of Kona premium muslin came yesterday so that I can use my time on Saturday to get some appliqué done. It’s my go-to fabric for quilt tops–it has a very fine weave, a smooth hand, and it comes extra wide (118″) so I can cut a two 59″-wide quilt tops per length. Although JoAnn’s used to carry it, they don’t any longer, so I was thrilled to find it at Fabric.com.
All of which means I can start creating some new projects to bring to the sew-in tomorrow! (I think I may have started four new quilts this week. Maybe I went a little overboard? This is not going to help shrink my WIP pile.)