There have been disruptions galore in my sewing time the last several weeks. Not bad ones, necessarily - travel and busy times at the day job and such. But the flow of sewing at least a bit nearly every day hasn't been there, and I've missed it. This past weekend I had a chance to catch up some by finishing the binding on a quilt, make some bee blocks, and whip up a swap project. Boy that felt good. I'm not sure when sewing morphed from an occasional hobby to something that feels like breathing. But it's real. And am I ever glad to be breathing more freely again.
May is for Makers continues, and it's been lovely seeing folks supporting indie designers. Here's what I've chosen so far:
:: Another #quiltmarket weekend is over! So much to look forward to!
As I was mulling over a type of quilt to feature in this week's round-up, it dawned on me that what I really was in the mood for was sharing more of what I'd already featured. There's always new examples of each sort, right? And I just keep pinning them to their respective boards. So here's some quilts I've pinned since....
Rarely have I seen such an inspired quilt. Karen/Pieces of Contentment says about her Aussie Landscape, "With Australian native plants flowering in the garden and glorious calls of Australian birds filling the air, I selected, stamped, cut, and carefully stitched and quilted a melody of beautiful natural Australian designed fabrics. Inspired by the earthy tones and textures of the linen, hemp and organic cotton fabrics and visions of our wonderful wide, open, sunny Australian horizons, ideas for an Australian landscape quilt gradually became reality." Indeed. Don't you agree this takes the name 'coin quilt' to a whole new level? [piecesofcontentment]
Making my studio a user-friendly and welcoming space matters to me, and I've made some improvements over the years that help make it so. All of the upgrades in my studio series can be found on my Studio pinboard, and suffice it to say that I'm always interested in what other folks do to make their sewing spaces work for them too.