Sarah Fielke's new book arrived in my mailbox this week! Okay, I don't know how to explain how excited I was to get this one!! I mean I actually paid for it when I usually am a free pattern connoisseur, if that gives you any idea. You can see it here on Amazon if you like. Sarah creates amazing patterns that drive me nuts to make, but I keep coming back for more! So does Haley, because the Nightmare Quilt that she made me is one of her patterns. I made some of the things from her last quilt and I'm still working on a huge applique project for Haley and her husband (it is their Christmas 2012 gift, oops!). I will definitely be posting that if I EVER get it finished, it is going to be my masterpiece (aka, I will never attempt that again so everyone better enjoy this one). Okay, so go check out her blog, she is a busy lady and has amazing ideas ALWAYS.
Next, I'm trying to get to know my photoshop and my library had this handy help book, so I'm reading it in my free time (ha ha) and trying to absorb the most relevant bits. The other book, is on loan from a fellow quilter, who is very nice about sharing! Linwood is putting the finishing touches on my 12' Innova frame as he has time, so hopefully soon I'll be able to start practicing so I can quilt my own quilts more easily.
This is basically another sneak peek, I don't know if anyone has guessed what this project is yet, but I'm getting closer and closer to finishing it! Last night I stayed up till 2:00am because I just.couldn't.stop! There will be over 1,000 pieces in the finished project, as seems to be the case with everything I've done lately! It is going to be a special order for an awesome 10 year old boy though, so I really want this finished!
One of my projects for the craft show, just a simple ruffle-booty onesie with XOX appliqued on the front. I need to do a few more small items if I really want to sell anything I think!
Last but not least, the pinwheel quilt. I've blogged this one before, but I finally am biting the bullet and doing some simple quilting myself with my Janome. It's hard for me to be patient enough for this, but I want a good array of things at the craft show, so I'll try to get it quilted and bound before then. So far, I have one row down, four to go (plus the sashing). Wish me luck as I try to tackle all of these projects!