Here's what I've been up to lately, besides taking a course and not blogging!
Measure Twice block for Quiet Play's ...and Sew On Quilt Along
It was really fun to raid my fabric stack and make a little story out of this block. I love text fabrics, and I am partial to that little bit of Kwanza fabric, the gold bit used for the tip of the tape measure! And, as usual, these colors just plain made me happy!
Stocking block with Amy Friend's Pattern from During Quiet Time. This was made for Judee in California, as part of a swap for Doll Quilters Monthly. I had a fun time puzzling out how to coordinate everything from a layer cake of Aneela Hoey's Cherry Christmas--especially for the background. I think they blend nicely with good variation. I also used some Sew Stitchy and some Flurry.
Then, I squeaked in some lacy trim between the layers, sewed on buttons and jingle bells and gold snowflakes (for sunny snow!)
Judee sent me these pics from daylight, as I just didn't get any good ones. Thanks!
Here is a detail. I just love all the seams in Amy's pattern.
I'll be back to show some more this weekend I hope!