I had hoped for more sewing time than I got this weekend, but I'm happy for what I got. Saturday night I listened to the ball game (my Reds beat the Mets - yeah!) and I got all 80 pieced blocks sewn into rows for my Sugar Dish quilt.
I am very happy with these blocks. I love all the different fabrics and as far as I can tell no two blocks have the identical fabric combination. Do you do that? Sometimes I get way too anal over things like this. It does helps when you have lots of different fabric choices to play with.
I got another little Dresden together but I'm still a few plates short of a full set. Five more to go - another hundred or so little blades that need to be cut and folded and sewn. I might have gotten more done but I got distracted by this great tutorial on Trish's blog Notes of Sincerity - click here.
And that lead to putting these little cuties together from some of the scraps on my cutting table.
Oh my goodness, these are sweet! This is Trish's take on the granny square block that has been sweeping the blog world. I've thought about doing a granny square quilt for a while but somehow I never got my butt in gear. Now I'm glad I waited because I like this version so much more. You only need 3 fabrics per block and the squares are cut 2.5" which means it is charm square friendly. I'm not sure how big this quilt will get but I plan to use the fabrics left over from my Sugar Dish and see where that leads me. I want to use that $250 fabric (in her dreams) for the border of this one.
Right now I have so many quilt ideas buzzing around in my head. I keep thinking that with a summer break things will slow down and I'll have more time to sew. Last week didn't have a lot of free time, but hope springs eternal that this week will be better. Here's crossing my fingers that you and I will have lots of time to sew this week!