This is a shorter month and that’s my only excuse for not getting much done. My project this week used a bit of purple and a lot of pink. It’s another Project Linus top, for a little girl this time. I remember when pink and purple were my granddaughter’s favorite colors. That was about ten years ago. Now, at 16, she is sophisticated in black and white. I do miss buying clothes for little girls.
These wide strips were a good way to use my stash, some charms, 2-1/2 inch strips and even a 4-patch strip in purple.
Unfortunately all the photos of the entire top were overexposed and not worth showing. But this folded portion includes all of the fabrics used, in width-of-fabric repeats. Now it is about 42×56 without a border.
This is not a new project, but a use for a WIP. Last fall I really enjoyed making a simple X-block done in springtime Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I added a white border and left it at that.
I left this hanging around until a friend saw it recently and suggested that it would make a nice tablecloth. So here it is on my antique side table, just the thing to brighten the living room during these dull days.
What about a new sewing machine? My daughter and I went shopping for one yesterday. There have been so many nice improvements with the electronics in all the machines. Even the basic ones are so much more convenient than my present machine.
Then Beth suggested I try her newer machine to see if it would work for me. So she is going to bring it over tomorrow for me to try. If I like it, we can switch around machines with her and Sarah. So hopefully I will have good news next week.
Meanwhile, i will enjoy seeing all of your latest stitching news.