First up, thank you all for sharing your retreat experiences with me for the give away of the digital copy of Krista Hennebury's book Make It, Take It. Mr. Random Number Generator picked Barbara (Mom C) as the lucky winner - congratulations Barbara! She and her sisters are planning a sewing retreat this summer, so they will be able to make good use of this book.
If you didn't win, you still have time to enter the draws to win digital versions of this fantastic book at the end of the blog hop, the stops are:
- Friday, April 3 Blog hop kick-off: Krista at Poppyprint
- Wednesday, April 8: Martingale Inc. at Stitch this! (check out their Rainbow Round the Cabin staff party!)
I am so happy to be able to share some work in progress here for a change. Yesterday I began a whole new project - I am making the Brass Ring Pillow from Heidi Staples' new book, Sew Organized for the Busy Girl. It was so fun to just pull fabrics and play.
I also have to say having a design wall butting right up to your sewing table sure comes in handy when working with a 49 piece block. I rearranged the pieces a few times before I began sewing them.
I planned out the back for this project before I even cut the fabric - which is not how I normally work. I was able to cut strips as I cut squares for the HSTs, what a concept to be that organized.
I got as far as piecing the front and back of the pillow, and I will be able to start the quilting this week, maybe even today and be finished well in time for my stop on the blog hop on April 20. Here is the schedule, and I encourage you to both check out this wonderful book and the blog hop (past and forward), where, every Monday, each person will be sharing a project they made from the book.
March 30 - Lynne of Lily's Quilts (Tour Kickoff & Book Giveaway!)
April 20 - Leanne of She Can Quilt (that's me)
April 27 - Fat Quarter Shop
May 4 - Erin of Why Not Sew?
May 11 - Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts
May 18 - Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade
May 25 - Lucy of Charm About You
June 1 - Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
June 8 - Becca of Bryan House Quilts
June 15 - Beth of Plum & June
June 22 - Jessica of Quilty Habit
June 29 - Caroline of Sew Can She
July 6 - Heidi of Fabric Mutt (Tour Wrap!)
Q2 Finish Along planning list today, and if you have not yet done so, hope you are enjoying your weekend.