I cannot believe how fast time is flying! By the way, I will stop making commitments to be on my blog more often as that is obviously turning out to be an epic fail. There is plenty going on here lately but more importantly, I do believe that Spring will finally hit the Midwest. Which is long overdue! It's been a bad winter for many..warm weather may make me forget about our horrible winter though :)
OK, so where I left off last time was a promise that I would have something different to show in my sewing room and I do! I am still thrilled with this change-up
I have been saving my pennies for a change in my cutting table for a while now and finally couldn't stop myself from getting this. I saw a picture of this table in action on a blog more than a year ago, and couldn't get it out of my head. The height is correct, the finish works for our home and the storage, dude!!? LOVE at first sight :)
I found the table here and although it took a few sessions for my husband and I to assemble this, and without any arguments or injuries I might add, it took me no time to launch onto organization! I was a maniac for a few days going through my stash, cutting up scraps for future quilts and organizing. I adore this table!!
Just after this addition to my sewing room, I got hooked on another quiltalong. I kept seeing great pictures on Instagram of the #layercakesamplerqal, also here and found no resistance to joining in on the fun!
The assembly of the half square triangles according to our QAL leader, Amanda is a different way than I've tried before and I love it! These blocks are quite large, at 16" finished and with 20 blocks the finished quilt will surely be wrap-upable and cuddle worthy.
I am using up a bunch of different solids that I've had languishing in my stash and wanted to use up, matching them with some new low volume fat quarters I've been getting from westwood acres low volume club. I am having a blast with these blocks, they all look so different!
I have 12 of the 14 blocks done with 13-16 on schedule for this weekend to get all caught up! Pretty excited to see how this one turns out!
Oh, and of course part of my time has been taken with my Stella as well
She is now 8 months old and with the nicer weather we have been walking quite a bit and enjoying the dog park. She has been pretty amazing so far and I am completely attached to her, more so daily if that is possible! She still needs to learn how to quilt (relaxing in my sewing room) yet but she has taken over much of the house.
I hope you are having a little Spring or warm weather where you are! I'll be back with more QAL progress soon - and I know for sure I will as I cannot wait to put this one together.