This last week I decided to conquer some fears I had.
The first: Pebble Quilting.
I have a special project that HAS to be pebble quilted. I keep trying to visualize it quilted in a different way but nothing else will work. After a pep talk from April I decided to give it a try. It wasn't as hard as I thought, but definitely takes practice. In this photo it looks pretty good but I'm going to work on it a little more before I start on the actual quilt.
The second: Paper Piecing
I made my own dresden-ish template and gave it a go. It wasn't too difficult, but like the quilting, needs practice. I'm planning on using this as the example for my Bee blocks. I am so excited!
Last week I took a night off from the fam. to hang out with some wonderful ladies at the SNAP/Sewing Summit meet-up. It was so much fun and just the break I needed. I finally met the fabulous Sachiko from TeaRoseHome. I've been a fan of hers for years and have never met her in person!
I also met Natalie from Craftin' Mechanic! I fell in love with Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott but Material Girls was all out of charms. So Natalie and I split the cost of a layer cake and had it cut in half!
As soon as I got home I grabbed some of my Cotton Coutures that matched and put together a lovely little bundle. These gorgeous prints are going to be my next 'First'. I better get busy.
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