I am enjoying summer holidays with the kids and to keep them entertained I bought some grey fabric and zippers to make a shark pencil case I pinned ages ago by Patchwork Posse . DS2 enjoyed cutting with my scissors and the straight sewing, but in the end Lego was more exciting and he disappeared when it all got tricky...which was lucky as I was mumbling unlady like words, as I inserted the zip. I wont be making another one in a hurry so was pleased DS1 wasn't interested!
I started to clean up in my sewing area and unearthed a pattern for a pieced pineapple block that Lisa had given me. We were out sewing for the day and the cutting instructions were a bit wrong, so it got dumped in favour of something else. But I just needed my pre cut bin of 2.5" squares and pre stitched half square triangles - and of course they were on hand now!
I already have a watermelon table runner, so a pineapple table runner was perfect for a new summer look! Simple Love Quilts and Jackie Padesky Quilts created this pattern.
Lisa gifted me that cute caravan, I couldn't resist including it...along with some favorite cherry fabric. And the best bit is this all came out of the stash!
In the "clean up" that became a sewing session I found the missing page of instructions on how to make thee flowers for my Scrappy Sprouts quilt.
I decided to just get stuck into those curves and they turned out just fine! So I must be cured of my curve piecing fear, thanks Ann!
Now I just have to finish hand sewing the tops of the flower and this UFO is back on the top of the pile....I think that qualifies it as an upgrade to WIP!
Happy quilting Sue.