Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On the Work Table

Things have been crazy busy the past couple of weeks. My brick and mortar quilt shop, Dragonfly Quilt Shop, closed forever last Saturday. The shop was very busy the last few weeks so there wasn't time for much else. Yesterday, a dear friend helped me move all the stuff from the shop to my house. I am in the process of stuffing fabric and quilting supplies into every nook and cranny of my home. All of that has temporarily limited the sewing time. Here's what the sewing room work table looks like today. There are lots of fun projects in the works.

I'm making six-inch paper pieced star blocks to coordinate with some of my mom's cross-stitch. They will be paired and turned into a separate small hanging for each season. I'll be giving these to mom for Christmas and I don't know if she will have a place to hang them all together. She can choose to display one for each season or hang them as a group.

This next project is just for me! I love this fabric collection. It is Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda. I have been admiring Dresden projects all over the internet for a while now and decided it was time to try one. These beautiful Dresdens will become part of a table runner or wall hanging. I am planning to start a new job in January and the office space is primarily a drab gray. As a wall hanging, this project should brighten up the place quite a bit.

My 11-year-old niece recently underwent a room re-do and her new colors are hot pink, black, and white. This fabric will turn into a pillowcase with her initial on the cuff in just a few days.

These last two projects probably won't make it under the sewing machine until after Christmas. The blue is a set of quilt blocks that need sashing. The red flower is an apron that I will use as a pattern base. My 18-year-old son said he'd like to have an apron so the next step is to figure out what fabric to use for him.

Holiday sewing is fun and frantic all at the same time. My family will be here to celebrate Christmas with us on Friday so that leaves a very small sewing window to complete these projects. I'll share the finished ones with you very, very soon!

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