We are moving soon. I've lived in Wisconsin all of my life, and now we will be making the big move to Maryland, perhaps as soon as the beginning of December. I always like to close up loose ends by the end of the year, but packing up an entire house in a matter of less than three weeks is a bit much. So today's post is a jumbled mess of about four posts all jammed together so I can focus on packing for the rest of the week.
First up is my sunglasses block for Tamiko in the Ringo Pie Bee. She asked for Magnum P.I. themed blocks. This block was due in June, but it took me quite awhile to find the right fabrics and the right techniques to achieve my vision for this block. I hope she loves it as much as I do.
Next up is a recent distraction. I've been collecting fabrics and perusing patterns for a quilt for Ben for many months now. He is a mathematician and a birder. He loves camping, patterns and lists and taking notes about the birds he sees. I fell in love with Leila's Boy's Nonsense tutorial for the Value Added project and everything came together perfectly.
I made eight blocks this weekend and now I'll have to pack them all up to save for another sewing day after the move.
My Trim the Tree Ornament Swap mittens are done. I added a little detail work with size 8 perle cotton. I hope my partners like them.
And you saw this quilt a couple of weeks ago. It will be traveling to...
...the Pine Ridge Reservation along with the quilt below to keep a couple of babies warm this winter. The quilt above was my first ever attempt at baptist fan quilting. The one below was my second attempt. I think things got better, but I still need a lot of practice.
Okay, I'm off to pack up my sewing and crafting mess into boxes. I'll have to save a few hand projects and maybe a couple of other tidbits to work on.