Here are a few recently completed projects, some of which have helped maintain my tenuous hold on sanity while the office is screaming around me.
This first one is a panel surrounded by some borders, made for the wall of the Little Lams Academy nursery room. We all thought this was so adorably appropriate!
This is a blue "Yellow Brick Road", or a "Blue Brick Road" if you prefer. I got it sewn together and now it just needs layering and quilting. It's about a dozen miscellaneous left-over fat quarters from my blue bin, which NEVER seems to get any emptier!
I started this skinny quilt for the foot of my bed about two years ago. The quilt on my bed is blue and white, this one is to cover our feet with one extra layer when the Wisconsin winter starts. Next week, by the look of thing! (It's nice today but the evening temps have been in the 60's and upper 50's recently!)
This one is called My Favorite Donation Strip Quilt, pattern compliments of Patched Works in Elm Grove WI. It's easy to sew, easy to cut, looks great either planned or with scrappy interior strips and one repeated edge strip, and you can make extra blocks and make it bigger, but this one is about 45x54.
This quilt...ah, this quilt has been the bane of my summer! A lady in our church guild bought a half jelly roll in browns, and once it was sewn together it was long and skinny and not what she thought it would be. Dare I remind you that I once said there are no ugly fabrics, just ugly combos? Well I think I proved myself wrong (again).
I'm not much of a brown person, and certainly not these browns! I tried cutting the quilt into smaller sections, then I found some complementary browns in our church stash, and tried large blocks of those to supplement. I hated it. I un-sewed and rearranged. I still think I hate it, but I hate it less than I originally did. I originally thought I'd do some applique but lost interest. I thought I did a better job of laying out the blocks too, but there that one fabric is, lined up like soldiers!
A couple of weeks ago I went to the farmers' market for vegetables, and evidently I bought a duck!!
Carry on and sew to keep calm!