So, why is it that one is suddenly terribly productive when in fact one should be doing something entirely different? (No, don't answer that ...) Anyway, I've been busy procrastinating and finished my first HST Block of the Month. And what I found out is:
Yes, they are! I really had fun making this block using a technique new to me. I think the star pattern is really pretty and I'm really looking forward to whichever block Jeni will be presenting to us next month! Below you can see a close-up of the fabrics I used:
The safety pins are Monaluna Sew Happy and the flowers Just Dandy by Josephine Kimberling. I don't have the selvedge of the aqua fabric anymore. I bought it a long time ago on sale here in Helsinki.
But this is not all. The baby quilt I am working on is now ready for having the binding sewn on by hand:
I used a print from MoMo Just Wing It! for the binding and I think the purple really brings everything together nicely and provides a nice frame for the patchwork.
Also, I've cut the fabrics for my first Swoon block!
It was really a close call! If you ever want to make this quilt and are using FQs, know that there's no wiggle room! But with sweat on my forehead and bated breath I managed to cut everything! Let's see how it'll come together! I chose to make an all solids Swoon, because I thought it might be more timeless. The coloured fabrics I use are all from a Moda Bella Solid FQ bundle (correction: it was an Amy Butler Quilting Solids bundle!!! Sorry!!!) I bought from Pink Chalk Fabrics last year. The white is Kona Snow.
I think it'll be quite pretty. :-)
I'll leave you with a little mosaic of some lovely notions a good friend of mine sent me for my birthday:
Aren't they cute? I already used the pins, they're the perfect size for pinning binding to quilts. :-)
Maybe procrastination has its merits, after all ...