For the past two years I've been planning (with many others) our guild's 2009 quilt show. The past few weeks things have really been picking up and I've been busier than ever.
Through all this I've been trying to fit in a few things for myself. A week or so ago I finished this little quilt. The pieced blocks were made from a charm pack of Civil War prints that I was given. The blocks had been sitting around for months and months and I could never figure out what to do with them. Shopping for another project I came across the border fabric and inspiration to set the blocks came. I am pretty happy with the results. Sometimes simple is best.
For the past couple of months I've been heavy into embroidery. The fairy will be a Christmas gift for my mother. The flowers will be for a journal cover. I don't know yet what I am going to do with the pumpkin girl, mermaid, and the good luck saying. They'll probably become pillows or wallhangings at some point. The snowman is one block from Crabapple Hill Studio's pattern "Snowmen A to Zzzz." I'm taking my time on the snowman quilt. I have all the blocks traced out and just need to do the embroidery now. I know I'll never have it done by Christmas but am pretty confident that I'll have it done by February or March. *fingers crossed*
This past Saturday I went to a quilt show and came home with some great patterns! Yeah yeah yeah...I know I need another pattern like I need another hole in my head but I really couldn't help myself. I can't wait for the chance to start on them.