Monday, March 3, 2014

Jewel Box

It's been a busy week for me at the sewing machine (I love that that almost auto-corrected to the "doing machine"). Below are a few of the blocks I completed in my quilting class. The top pattern is called "Jewel Box" and the bottom one is "Pinwheel". Both were a lot simpler than expected, but I'm having a little anxiety over having enough contrast in my remaining fabric to finish the blocks. It's not as much fun with out the contrast (compare the blue jewel box to the purple one). In the end it will still be wonderful, but I'm considering buying another 1/4 yard of one or two of the colors just to make it look how I want...

I went to an all day sew with the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and my good buddy Brittany on Saturday and pounded out another large batch of the No Place Like Home blocks. After all the cutting was done these blocks are just zipping together. I have three more blocks to assemble before I can start putting together the top. I love how fast the Sweet Jane quilts go together.
"No Place Like Home" with Tula Pink's "Nest" collection

Right now I'm finishing up a few stuffies for birthday presents for two 1 year olds and one 2 year old. Pictures and links to patterns next week!

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