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Bits and Bobs

I haven’t really sewn in a while now, and I am seriously getting antsy. Too many other commitments and not nearly enough time! I have a sew day this Friday, and I’m hoping I’ll make some good progress on my next quilt top. Fingers crossed!

Until then, I’ve collected up some bits and bobs I’ve been working on lately.

First up, my friend Erin @ Seamstress Erin, just recently got her PhD. (Congratulations, Erin!!) To celebrate, she is doing a fun little series of interviews with other quilters and sewists that have PhDs. You can read my interview on her blog where I chat about the importance of practice and not worrying about being perfect.

emblanket

Sewing wise, my most recent finish is this weighted blanket I made for my niece. I used this lovely weighted blanket tutorial @ craft nectar. I had read the tutorial through and then decided it was straightforward enough that I could just do it from memory. So of course I did it wrong. There are supposed to be WAY more weighted squares on this than what I ended up with. I hit the weight I wanted, but it’s probably not as sturdy as it could be if I’d spread the beads into more squares. With that said, it’s a pretty neat concept. I wouldn’t mind having one of these!

testblock1

I’m working on a pattern and I made up this test block to figure it out. The pattern is now written and I just need to do another test block to make sure it’s accurate. This pattern is a little behind schedule and I’m beyond excited that it’s almost finished.

crossstitch

Because I’ve been flying so much lately, I’ve gotten a lot done on my cross-stitch sampler (although I’m still way behind!). I have another cross-country flight in October, perhaps I’ll finish the March block at that point. 😉

Hopefully next week I’ll have a bit more to share, but in the meantime, I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.

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