OK, I know describing myself as a ‘girl’ is probably pushing it… but I’m going to go with it! ;)
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Social Tote project, and also for your warm birthday wishes! I have to admit, I was very spoiled this year. Sweet P clearly spent many hours gathering heaps of quilting treats for this very occasion –
Being my birthday, I seemed to be extra lucky this weekend, as I also came across a beautiful used sewing machine online. Janet, a very accomplished quilter, was selling her beloved Janome 6600, and gave me a fantastic deal on the machine and table. It is such a beautiful machine!! Wide throat, SO many stitches, whisper quiet – I could go on and on! After sewing on my little Janome, this machine is an absolute luxury! Thank you, Janet! This machine will see many more quilts made in her future!
Speaking of lucky girls, Julie of Jaybird quilts is engaged to be married next year, and recently sent out a call for blocks for her wedding quilt. I knew I had to take part in this. I have mentioned my fondness for Julie’s designs before, and I thought this idea of hers was so fun. As part of her and Lawrence’s ceremony, they will have a quilt as part of their huppah, or Jewish wedding canopy. To make this quilt, Julie asked her fans to create a block for this quilt using a combination of 20 different Kona cotton solids- she needed 222 of these small, triangular blocks in order to complete her design. Quilters were asked to send them in by the end of April and tag photos of their creations in Instagram with #lawlovesjulie. I sent off my creations in the mail today, and this is what I came up with:
My plan is to now use the extra fabric from the Jaybird blocks to come up with a quilt of some variety – I have some ideas, so stay tuned for the outcome! With this new sewing machine, the pressure is on to make sure it’s spectacular! ;)