Friday, March 16, 2012

What I've been up to

We had a great guild meeting last night! Are any of you in guilds? It's really been such a wonderful resource for inspiration and friendship for me. I made this little improv block as part of a challenge we're doing this month. This year being on the board I've been working on the PMQG blog with Heather of Joy of All Crafts. As a board we decided to add some new features to the blog like member interviews,book reviews, and a tutorial page with links to our member tutorials. I've been doing the post meeting recaps as well so you can always find me posting there the 3rd Monday of the month. It's been a lot of fun! 

My shoulder has been so much better and with a little PT I think it will feel better then before all this happened. Despite the week off I was able to finish my For the Love of Solids Swap and mail it on time. 

Look I did appliqué! My partner wanted something with an owl and I pushed through my appliqué fear (don't know why but I have it) and she turned out so cute. 

One of the things my partner asked for was a sewing machine cover but she never gave her measurements. I decided to make something that could be a cover or a wall hanging. 

I sewed in rod pockets in the upper corners and put on ties, that could be cut off, for a sewing machine cover. My small item was one of my square pincushions which I hadn't made for awhile but they are so fun. 
Did you know tomorrow is National Quilting Day? Do you have any quilty plans?



sukie said...

URBER CUTE sewing machine cover!!!

**nicke... said...

what! national quilting day! i plan on making my daughter a princess dress and going to a princess party... then more sewing... i will do my best to honor the day! ;)

Petra said...

Lovely colors! I wish i was in a guild. I don't even know anybody in real life that quilts.

Pétra said...

I hope you can find or start a guild of your own someday. There is a guild in the Netherlands is it far from you?

Valerie said...

Love your block -would be a great Quilt Con entry! And for what it's worth, I have appliqué fear too! Your owl turned out great :)