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Sew Day Prep

Tomorrow is the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild‘s second sew day, and I’m so excited! Except that I’m not doing any of the prep I should be doing for it. What’s that about?

It’s been really cold lately (like y’know, in the 50s) and so I’ve been cuddling under the blanket with the cats and dog instead of sewing. Hopefully sew day will be a nice spike in productivity, because this is what I have to show for the last two days. Ready?


Yep. One 6.5″ paper-pieced block. This is the January block of the month in Don’t Call Me Betsy’s Lucky Stars paper-pieced BOM. I really like the Oakshotts in the center of this one (I picked up a few in their super sale), and I think I might do bits of shot cotton in each of them. I am making the small stars, and I think I’d like to make two of each, and then sprinkle them around with lots of negative space on patchy navies, indigos, and maybe pops of royal blue. In my head this looks awesome. We’ll see how it looks when it gets put together.

You’ll notice that my declaration “I’m done with navy!” after my mod pop is a bit laughable. Oh and it gets worse. I picked up the central fabric for my modern medallion quilt for Stitched In Color’s Handstitched class (there are still openings, come join me!). Yah, it’s this.


So, maybe not so done with navy, yet! This gorgeous Art Gallery Fabric is the new Luxe in Bloom line by Sarah Watson, Extravagarden in Bold. Like all Art Gallery fabrics, it has a wonderful feel to it!

I’m going to try to baste my crane star pillow and my madrona road quilt tonight so they’re ready for quilting if I get to it at the sew day tomorrow. I think I’m planning to bring 5 projects for 12 hours… Not that I expect to even touch all 5, but I like to have options when it comes to what I feel like working on. 🙂

Anyone else have weekend sewing plans?


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