02 April 2015

Catch up before I jet off

So, I've been MIA for a bit. Life is pretty busy these days. I just moved out of my Brooklyn apartment and am currently storing my stuff at my generous parent's home. Today I'm flying off on an Eastern European adventure for the next 2 months. I'm taking this transition time and my meager savings and aiming for a life changing experience! We'll see how it goes. Needless to say, I haven't been spending too much time at the machine lately. There are a couple of things I can share though.

Several months ago I pattern tested the Star Jump Quilt for Jess of Elven Garden Quilts. It was my first pattern testing experience, and I really enjoyed it. I liked the pattern, was exposed to some different construction methods from my typical ones, and ended up with a gorgeous baby quilt top!

Star Jump Quilt by Jess of Elven Garden Quilts
Quilt top in the snow!
Star Jump Quilt by Jess of Elven Garden's Quilts
Blowing in the wind. 
Star Jump Quilt by Jess of Elven Garden's Quilts
Fabric close up. Can't get enough of the Doe!
I was working on Christina's RTQ section at the time, and really fell in love with the vintage palate. I chose these great fabrics and used some Carolyn Friedlander Doe for the background. I love how it came out and can't wait until I have time to get back to sewing!

The other project I completed last month were my bitty blocks! They were cute little baskets. Sort of annoying to sew from time to time, but totally worth it! 
Bitty Baskets
Some modern, clashy baskets. 
Bitty Baskets
Some more traditional fabric choices. 

Bitty Baskets
All stacked up!

Well, that's all I've got. I'll be back in a while, I hope. I enjoy blogging and the feedback I get, and being able to share my creations with people who appreciate them. Bye bye for now!