For the first time I walked to work this morning.
I wasn't sure how long it would take me or how long it would take me to get ready for work when I got there, so I went out around 6am :)
It was still dark outside and not many people around but the weather was perfect. Cold but still and everything so beautiful in the autumn colors.
It turned out it is only 3,5 km (2,2 miles).
I will definitely do it again, when the weather is good.
So today is an exciting day at work but then tonight I will go home and finish my Open European Quilt Championships 2016. Looking forward to a good day :)
I shared with you this summer when I was making my butterfly blocks for a swap. It was my first swap and it was so much fun. Last week I got the blocks by post from the US and I am so excited.
I am not much of an embroider myself, at least not with machine, so these blocks are what caught my eyes first. I am thinking of making a baby quilt and do some free motion quilting in between butterflies :)
How do you like that idea?
A group on Facebook with some quilting buddies has decided to have a UFO challenge and finish of as many UFOs as possible before the end of the year.
This has nothing to do with flying objets and aliens but with UnFinishedObjects, that is quilting projects I have started and not finished. We all have them.
So these are the two I have almost finished and have decided to finish when my Jelly Forest quilt is finished. I will not start a new project until these are finished.
The pink one is a baby girl's quilt. I made the blocks while in Japan and made some Youtube videos about paper piecing while piecing them.
The green one is a wall hanging I am making for myself, for my living room. I was going to make a Cherry Blossom applique
My night started of with this
I had finished all my big green blocks but I had not pieced them together and I had all the sashing left. This pattern really is coming one of my favorites.
As I have mentioned before I found it in a book I bought on Amazon by chance. It is called Jelly Forest and you can use jelly rolls to make it, but I cut all my fabric into strips from yardage I bought on Fat Quarter Shop. The metallic fabrics are from a fat quarter bundle by Northcott Fabrics and I LOVE them, I am really glad I have some left over. The rest I either had in my stash or bought online. So after a whole evening of piecing and pressing and correcting this is the top ready for trimming and boarders.
I hope I will finish it this week so my daughter can enjoy it. We have been redecorating her room and all it needs is a great quilt to finish it off.
Since she is almost four years old of course there is a lot of pink in her room so I am thinking of making her a "Jelly Cherry" cushion. Using this pattern but variety of pink fabrics instead of green. How do you like that idea? Do you think that could work?