Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Whachadoing? April's projects and the WIP for the week.

April 2013

There is a mosaic of what I made in April - not that much sewing happened this month. Mostly pickle dish units, I am up to 106 of 200. A lot of my time in April was taken with the FAL, I so enjoyed reading about everyone's wonderful finishes (you can too, anytime you want some inspiration go here). And I have a new family project that is a 6 hour highway drive away so I spent several days there.

Oh, and there is a little mini quilt for my Four in Art group that I will show off tomorrow - which is why I am sharing this today.

My plan, the WIP, the #widrn ("what I am doing right now"), so to speak, the things I will post on Instagram when I do sew, with dark and often not great iphone pictures, what will that be this week? Oh, and I am @shecanquilt on Instagram (and Twitter too - although I find this one harder to embrace and seldom read it or tweet) if you want to find me there.

100 of 200 pickle dishes done.

Well, first and foremost are more pickle dish units and maybe I will cut some backgrounds and piece some blocks.

Pink, Saffron, Blood Orange and Crimson - Red inspired mini quilts

I need placemats. We have a new to us, but old to the world, fancy dining room table. It needs placemats to protect it from my family as I like the wood so much that I cannot bear to cover it with a table cloth all the time and we do actually eat in our dining room due to lack of room in the kitchen. I think I will use those mug rugs I made last year as inspiration and get out some linen and some Oakshotts.

Low volume top and EPP

Finally, this week I want to get back to my Q2 FAL list. That low volume quilt is on my mind - I want to be using it this summer at the beach. I am going to get out my EPP and finish off the circles, maybe a movie is in order so that I can sit and do that.

I am going to link this post to a bunch of places, as each of them opens this week. Lynne at Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing DayLee at Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network. You can link too or you can go to each of these link groups for inspiration, they never disappoint. Buttons are all over on the right sidebar.

It have been sitting here watching the morning snow come down while I write this. A heat wave (well for us, +18 - +24C) is predicted to start on Thursday. But today, snow. I best get off to work then.