With Liam's birthday projects finished, my focus has turned towards this sewing basket of mine that is indeed overflowing with current projects that need finishing. I thought that I'd take a moment and share them with you. I think sharing them with you might help me get inspired to actually work on these lovelies.
In my sewing basket there is one garment for Liam. I ran out of linen for one of the sides of this reversible pattern, so now I have to cut from another piece of linen. I haven't been liking the idea because it won't match up - I think that's why these have been in the basket for so long. I could just scrap them. ::sigh:: Decisions Decisions.
There are two quilts that are on the list for this year. Two quilts that need to get finished this year. The first is this log cabin quilt that I started while I was in San Diego. Please don't mind the wrinkles. As I mentioned - they have been sitting in my basket for a while! I love the colors in this one. So happy and vibrant.
A second of the two quilts has already been cut - it just needs to get put back together. Oh my. Gotta get cracking!
My oldest WIP in the basket. A pot holder that I put together to practice my Hawaiian appliqué. I think I am half way done with the quilting. I should just finish it already.
The patchwork for an intended drawstring bag. I was suppose to be for me, but I think I might use it for a birthday present for a friend that is coming up.
Oh these sampler blocks. I started a virtual quilt along over at Amy's blog and I just never finished them. I don't know what I am going to do with them. I haven't decided yet. But they are hanging out waiting for me to fall in love with them again.
This is one of the two projects that are actually holding my attention as of late. A cushion intended for the living room. It has a twin brother, waiting in the sewing basket as well. I am almost done with the appliqué and will be moving on to the hand quilting portion. Hand work seems to be what I have been gravitating towards as of late. The slower pace. The quiet. The ability to set down and hold a waking little boy. Those qualities in handwork seem to be what the flow of the day allows.
This is currently where all of my attention is going. Tiny little imperfect hand stitches going into a piece of patchwork. I am hoping to turn it into a holder for my correspondence supplies. We will see though. Patchwork like this makes me the happiest. So full of color and memory. All of the blocks were actually scraps from the mother day bags that I sent my mom and sister. It was nice. I didn't have to cut a single piece of fabric in this project.
Do you have projects waiting for those pockets of free time that allow you to create? I seem to have more projects than pockets at the moment but I'm ok with that. It's the process of creating that I love. The product is just the icing.
What are you currently working on at the moment?
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