Give me a day off, in particular a rainy day off, and if I have my way, I will spend it sewing. That is just what I did yesterday and was wildly productive. I finished a dozen more Penny Pincher blocks. I have no room on my design wall at the moment, so I just spread them out on the cutting mat to take a photo.
Next up were two more blocks in Lisa Bongean's 2017 Triangle Challenge. I was going to make this quilt totally scrappy, but after some thought, have decided to us the Primitive Snowman Gatherings collection by Primitive Gatherings. I don't usually do blue and white quilts, but have made up my mind to toss that practice out the window. It is great fun to make a wintery/January quilt in blues and whites. I think I get so much pleasure using fabrics that are "in season". No reason to deny myself, right? I will redecorate the guest room in blue and white, that is what I shall do.
Speaking of blue and white quilts, I have had two requests for blue and white table toppers from different loved ones, and got cracking on that task.
This was a fun project. I used the Reveille Scnibbles pattern by Miss Rosie and modified it to the size I wanted. I used just the blues from a fat eighth bundle called Figures by Zen Chic, plus some white fabric for the nine patches. I easily got these two toppers out of those ten or eleven fat 8ths, and could probably have squeezed out a third if I had planned a bit better. I have the border fabric on order, and when I get the borders on and the tops machine quilted I will show you the finished toppers. The blocks finished at 6 3/4" and the size of the tops without the borders is around 21 1/2". The will be around 25 inches square with the borders I plan to add on.
With luck I can squeeze in some more sewing this long weekend! Hope you all have a good one.