We got Spring for a few days this week – it was delightful. The blossoms are so pretty this time of year and I managed to plant my tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers this weekend…just in time for the rain.
I have been thinking long and hard about the ALYOF (A lovely year of finishes) goal for this month. Last month was a bit of a bust, as life got in the way….how dare it :-). This month is a very practical goal….I am teaching a Sampler Quilt classes at Spoonflower soon. So, I really need to get at least the first 6 blocks made and the lessons written, if possible the whole 9 blocks.
This is also the project I am taking for Sew Down Nashville’s Open Sew sessions. I am linking up for A Lovely year of Finishes for this goal (see button on the right)
On the goal setting note, I am still trying to decide what my quarterly goals will be for Finish Along Quarter 2….need to do some planning 🙂
I had so much fun today in my first sewing/quilting class ever. Nicole @ Mama love quilts did a free class on piecing techniques at Spoonflower, and I attended. She showed us 3 different techniques on improv piecing:
- Brown Paper Bag piecing
- Improv piecing
- Strip piecing (I don’t have a photo of this block as I run out of time)
This is the first class of four. Her next class, on modern log cabin blocks, is open for registration. I can recommend the classes, and you will have so much fun.
I am also playing with more low-volume fabrics, which I have sewn together in strips. I plan on deconstructing them. Here is a shot of my white, grey and black low-volume stash.
My photo’s this week, were inspired by Beth over at Plum and June. Her Quilt Photography workshop this week is to focus on color….I thought I would start practicing for her link up at the end of the month. Feel free to see what it is all about, the link is below.