I've been on a (No) New Project Diet for several weeks now. My goal has been to finish up some long-standing projects before I start anything new.
The diet has been working pretty well, but sometimes it's hard to resist the urge to have some creative fabric play. Inspiration struck this week when I decided it was OK to indulge in fabric play - for a project that was already under way.
I started making Burgoyne Surrounded blocks last year as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I hadn't made any for several months, but the need for some fabric therapy got me going again. The RSC color(s) for this month are dark green and sage. The starting fabric for this block was the small green floral. The scraps didn't lead in exactly the dark green direction I intended, but I like the result.
This block started with the dark green batik. I haven't sewn all the parts together yet, but you can see how I handle all the little pieces. First, sew the different block units (9 patches, 4 patches, etc.) together, then assemble all the parts into rows.
We are having glorious Autumn weather here in our neck of the Gu'f Coast. Dear Hubby and I both took Friday off from work (gotta use those vacation days, they disappear at the end of the year!) and have been chillin' at our camp. Of course being at the camp means I get to sew on my Singer 15K treadle. I enjoyed many happy hours of stitching this weekend!
And what was I stitching? Some 9-patches from a swap organized by Barb at Fun With Barb. This project has been on my Finish It list for over a year. I'm so happy to finally be assembling these into a quilt top! This picture is a tease, because the final block arrangement will be very different.
And since we're enjoying the camp, I decided it was time to hang my New Orleans Sunflowers quilt. This was my first hand appliqué quilt. My inspiration was a pattern by Anita Shackleford. Dear Hubby made the quilt hanger for me.
I haven't given up on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so I'm linking up with them this week. It's always great to see all the colorful inspiration on display!