Do you ever get so busy or distracted with other things in life that your sewing machine collects a thin layer of dust? I mean that figuratively, of course. You all have a cute homemade cover for your machine!
Well, I have had a rather stitch-less couple of weeks.
I did manage a little hand stitching! My MCMB block for Elizabeth. Now to get it in the mail!
I have really enjoyed using the Lighthearted collection of fabrics designed by Ayumi! These will be available at Sunny Day Supply later this month/beginning of February. I do hope Ayumi will be designing more fabric. I just can't get enough of these bright happy prints.
I enlarged templates from 318 Patchwork to make this block. Not only does this book have fablulous paper piecing patterns, but many precious applique patterns.
While I have been enjoying another season of Downton Abbey...I have been quilting this bow tie quilt.
It's a great block for hand quilting. Bold stitching with black and red/orange Valdani perle cotton, makes the bow ties just pop!
And, I have to say, wool batting is so much fun to hand quilt!
Hope your machine is getting a work-out these days....my machine will be so jealous!