I'd been feeling like I hadn't done a thing in the sewing room for quite some time—which is true, but let's focus on the positive.
After working extra hours Saturday and Sunday, I took this afternoon off to sew (dagnabbit!), instead of just think about sewing. Although, I will say that in thinking about sewing this past week, I did accomplish some things: I ordered fabric for the Ironwork quilt-along quilt, and I pondered and doodled how I might quilt the Hubcap Diamond Star Halo project.
My fabric order arrived today. I think it's an interesting combination. The rosewood solid turned out to be a little lighter than I expected, but I still think it'll work for Ironwork. I did order some black as well, though, in case I change my mind. The print is for the quilt backing.
Oh, and I want to show you something else. I've been looking around for some more Alexander Henry Heath in black, to no avail. So I ordered some black and white Crosshatch Sketch from Timeless Treasures, and you know what? It's pretty darn close! Here it is, on the left, side by side with some Heath in Metal (grey) on the right.
I say, close enough for rock and roll!
Today, I wanted to practice some free-motion quilting and hopefully (simultaneously) get the mini, A Patch of Sun, quilted. Check, and check!
First I doodled, but not wanting to waste precious time, I didn't dally on the doodling. Instead, I went straight to the machine and did some loopy daisies.
This is just a sneak peak. I will do a proper post when I've got the mini bound, which I think will be with some of that Heath in Metal. It's going through the rinse cycle of the washing machine as we speak.