Even so, I do have a few new projects on the go. I know, I know, I need new projects like I need a hole in the head... but...
... I HAD to make a start on this mini quilt in preparation for my submission to Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine (yippee!). It is based on the wallhanging I made for my secret partner in the second round of the Name Game Swap.
I love the colourful zig zags and the slightly narrower white edges - it has truly been a pleasure to make. Unfortunately I am now stuck on the applique design so things have come to a screeching halt whilst I draw, draw again, re-draw, draw some more. Well, I think you get the idea. I have my fingers crossed that I will still love my latest draft tomorrow so I can finally get a move on.
Thanks to Kristy of Quiet Play I have also recently tried my hand at paper piecing. It was only fair I swallowed my fear and had a go after I'd basically pushed her into designing. As I'm a complete novice and, let's face it, a little unco, I chose to start with her gorgeous little house pattern as she assured me it is the perfect project for beginnners.
I have to admit (a little begrudgingly) - it was fun! I did make a few mistakes that required time with my trusty seam ripper but overall I'm happy with how I did. I'm now planning on playing with a few more of Kristy's patterns to make a small charity quilt for Blankets of Love.
I am completely and utterly in love with Kristy's transport series too (I've even been told that there's more to come!) that I'm even considering a gorgeous little boy quilt in my future. It's been added to the list!
And, while I'm gushing about the fabulousness that is Kristy, be sure to check out her new blog hop - starting today! There is a lovely charm pack up for grabs to make it worth your while. ;)
Ok, that's probably enough about my girl crush. My apologies for going on and on and on and on.
Before I leave you, though, just a little heads up that I will be hosting the TGIFF linky party this Friday - so be sure to come back and check out my finish. It's a little piece of cuteness. AND, I promise not to mention Kristy. ;)
I'm joining in the fun over at Freshly Pieced's Work in Progress Wednesday linky party. Be sure to check it out.