Last week seems so long ago! I think that I managed to get my swap items for the do.Good.Stitches swap complete. I also spent A LOT of time at the Apple store nursing my poor computer back to health. I think it is almost there. After spending 4 hours with the geniuses the first time I went, I learned that I better bring something along to keep me entertained! Out came my star blossom project from Camp Thimble.
pre-meeting with the Apple Geniuses
post-meeting with the Apple Geniuses
I only got a few odd glances too. Or maybe I got more but just didn't notice. Whipstitching requires a lot of my attention. My first few attempts to sew together the kites resulted in lots of seam ripping as they were uneven and it really showed.
I've also spent a little time working on these gingham napkins-- though for me they will be burp cloths. My color palette was inspired by this onesie. And I used this gingham from my stash-- actually it comes from my brother's stash. He once thought he might go into garment making and bought a ton of this. I'm glad to be able to help him use it :)
This seems to be the summer of quilt alongs and while there are a lot that I would like to do, since I don't have a Christmas quilt (and never have the time to make one come the holidays), I decided to use some of Laurie Wisburn's Brrrr fabric for the Vintage Holiday Quilt Along.
stacked and ready to be cut!
I started a little bit of prep work yesterday. I tend to be an assembly-style quilter in that I like to cut everything out before I start sewing, but that seems to sort of defeat the quilt along (because then I'd be tempted to sew up the blocks as soon as I was done cutting). I sorted through my fabrics and cut all the background fabric and then only the fabric for the actual ornaments we are working on this week. And here they are:
These blocks are definitely addicting! I may have cut out the blocks for next week too, but I am going to try my best to hold off on making them! ;)
What are you working on this week? Linking up to WIP Wednesday.