Let's get right to my recap, shall we?
I Made Progress On....
This month's block for Stash Trad Bee. The penultimate block - I can't believe how quickly the year has gone!
This Scrappy String Star (tutorial here) defeated me. Let's just say I have told Corey Little Miss Shabby that she can just go ahead and stick this one on the back of her quilt if she wants. The less said about what is happening in the block's centre, the better. Those string segments are foundation paper pieced and some of them just did not want to line up with their neighbours which makes absolutely no sense. I hate HATE sending out inferior work but I just couldn't face redoing all of it. I just couldn't.
Moving right along! I am determined to improve my FMQ skills, so I borrowed Angela Walters' book from the library and bought her Craftsy class when they were having a sale. I think I made some progress.
This is the front of a ballet bag for my little Miss G, who requested "swirly" quilting.
Isn't that fabric adorable? It's an older print, Bella Ballerina by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics.
Reading Angela's book and seeing the different quilting motifs diagrammed step by step really helped me to work towards getting the hang of it. This is the back of the bag's back panel (I used Pellon Fusible Thermolam).
And last but not least, I offered to make a good friend a cover for her stand mixer and food processor. Check out these adorable fabrics by Michael Miller:
So that's it. No finishes this week, but I hope to do some quilting next week and see if I can't do something about my stats!
Finished Projects - 0
New Projects - 1 (ballet bag, nearly complete)
In Progress - 10
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