The last week or so there has been very little sewing - I'm still cutting out. A couple of Christmases ago I was given a kit containing these fabulous Holly Holderman (Lakeside Drygoods) fabrics but I wasn't 100% keen on the quilt design - then I bought the "Fireworks" pattern while visiting Sarah's shop. I started cutting out the blocks at stitching on Saturday afternoon. I think these will make wonderful Fireworks blocks.
I've had Thimbleblossom's "Marmalade" pattern for a while and cut into lots of scraps and smaller pieces of fabric for this design. There is one more row that couldn't fit onto the design sheet.
The only change I've made is putting two layers for the white petals because the underneath fabric showed through too much - hope it's not too thick for pressing when I sew it together. I'm enjoying machine blanket stitching.
There has been a bit of shopping over the last couple of weeks - the greens/whites/oranges plus the two aqua fabrics on the right for my "Red Letter Day" quilt. Sarah and I are counting down the days till the class with Camille Roskelley. Might make one or two changes to these fabrics ... I have another pink on the way.
I sewed up a "Text Me" block and am really happy with it. I've had to order some more of the yellow background fabric.
The embroidery machine was doing its thing yesterday while Mum and I were chatting. I can show the full design and my secret stitching/sewing next week.
On Friday night I had dinner with The Schoolgirls. Denise gave me this beautiful embroidery - lots of different stitches and techniques. It's so lovely and suits my loungeroom perfectly.