I shipped off my PBQ104 sample quilt to the longarmer this week so pattern testers watch out for a new pattern coming your way in a few weeks! I celebrate these wins with some fun piecing on personal projects. I am starting a quilt with Tula Pink’s Tabby Road fabric line. It has got to be the absolute LOUDEST quilt I’ve ever made. The colors are so bright and vibrant I can’t help but smile when I look at it.
I was in a UFO (unfinished object) busting mood and proceeded to finished my second Show and Tell Tote (pattern by Crazy Mom Quilts). I actually finished piecing the outside of this over a month ago but never finished the quilting and assembly of the bag until now. I love this Sweet Marion fabric by April Rosenthal. It’s just looks so classic!
The lining of this bag inspired me to make some key fobs. I actually bought hardware in bulk two years ago and still use the hardware now to make key fobs out of some of my favorite fabrics. I think I still have enough hardware to make another 80. Who wouldn’t want 80 key fobs?! The market seems to be very saturated with sellers who make these to sell already so I’m not sure what to do with them. What do you guys think? Should I make and keep all 80 or start selling them or just give them out to friends? “Hey, I like you, have a key fob!”
On my work trip to LA this past week, I actually traveled with my PBQ103 quilt so I could hand bind it at night. Only 18 more days until the pattern is released! I’m so excited for this quilt and can’t wait to share it with you! On the plane, I made a little bit more progress on the Peacock EPP. I’m working my way slowing towards the middle on both sides.
Also on the plane, I was designing a summer themed pattern which would work great for a quilt along in the spring. It’d be fairly applique heavy and hopefully not a mystery! Once I get some of the details ironed out, I’d love to share it with everyone to get some feedback. Would you be interested in quilting along with me?
Last but not least, the Piece and Quilt Blog Hop started yesterday! Be sure to check out Christa Quilts for the full schedule (and there are giveaways too!). I can’t wait to see what everyone has made! My S.W.A.K. quilt will be shared on Tuesday!
Have a great weekend!
8/18-8/25 Weekly Goal:
Available time for quilting:
Saturday PM, Sunday PM, Tuesday PM, Thursday PM
Projects I want to work on:
Goals for the Projects:
PBQ105: Make test blocks to confirm design idea
S.W.A.K.: Take the plunge and spray baste. Then quilt and finish it off! (Just in time!)
PBQ103: Edit pattern and get the final version complete
Tabby Road: Make half of the hour glass blocks