For the most part, I would say I have had a successful weekend of sewing.
Yesterday morning I finished February's Exploding Star from Elizabeth's Lucky Stars BOM. I really just can't get enough of these colors lately. So not my usual thing, but navy, teal, grey, and a bit of apple green just look so good right now!
Then yesterday afternoon I started a baby quilt for some good friends that will be having a little boy soon. I have the hardest time deciding what quilt to make sometimes. I can literally spend hours scrolling through my Pinterest board designing quilts in my head and never getting anything done. I did that for a little while yesterday afternoon during nap time, then got annoyed with myself and grabbed some graph paper. Why yes, I am high tech, thank you very much! After just a bit of math, I had my plan and got to work.
I was inspired by this quilt by The Girl Who Quilts. I thought it was a fun variation on a zigzag pattern. This top came together so quickly, I can definitely see myself making another one sometime!
Wanting to keep my sewing high going, I grabbed the beginnings of a zip pouch that I had started in December for one of the boys' teachers. I had made a few mistakes on it and gotten tired of my seam ripper, so I just threw it into my cabinet and moved on to something else. Since things had been going my way, I decided to give it another shot.
After sewing on the left side of the pouch twice, I finally got the zipper how I wanted it, only to realize that the lining piece was too small! How I didn't notice before I don't understand, but I have a feeling this beauty is going to get thrown back into the cabinet!
Now I am taking a bit of a break, though I just ordered the pattern for this quilt, so I'm about to get up and start digging through my green scraps. My plan is a low-key Christmas quilt, doing a few blocks here and there when I feel like it. My only indecision right now is what to use for the background, Kona Snow or a mixture of low-volume prints. Thoughts?