I thought I would take a break from showing you pictures from the retreat. Instead, I'll show you what I've been doing over the past week.
I took out my quilting toolbox and started building houses.
Little itty bitty houses. The house itself is only 3" x 3". I've added oversized setting triangles to make the houses float. They aren't floating houseboats.....just adorable little houses that are stinkin' cute!
I spend more time selecting the fabrics than it takes me to make a house. When I start foundation paper piecing, I always have to take out my own tutorial that I use for class. I LOVE to paper piece, I just have to refresh my memory each time on how to get started. On more than one occasion, I've either cut off the wrong piece or have something stitched on backwards. Since I shorten my stitch when I paper piece.....it's a real pain to get the stitches out. I've been known to throw the whole thing away and start the section over.
Now I've decided to make two blocks at a time, which helps to eliminate my mistakes. Or else I'll make the same boo boo two times in a row! Ask me how I know that?
I also headed to Cloth and Quilts in Hilmar, CA on Tuesday, and picked up fabric from the new Milestones line by Kansas Troubles for Moda. This line works perfectly with my Country Sampler pattern. The pattern is available HERE in my Etsy shop.
This fabric line is so gorgeous and is just my style.
I see a new design for Autumn.
The line has a great assortment of neutrals. Good neutrals are sometimes hard to come by. When I find good lights, I buy yards and yards of them for my stash.
All retreats, workshops, and trunk shows are finished for the year. I get to stay home and focus on quilting and preparing for the Holidays. I'm getting reacquainted with my sewing room......oh how I've missed you! I'm as snug as a bug in a rug when I spend time in my little piece of heaven.
Is it always this clean? Not on your life!
Doesn't everyone need a spittoon in their sewing room?
Enjoy your weekend everyone, and spend some time in your sewing rooms!