Hi there! I’m not even sure where to start. I haven’t posted in months, which is sad, and I’m not sure I can get this place completely caught up overnight, but I did want to check in. I know I haven’t been updating Stitch & Simmer, but my sewing and cooking life is alive and well over on Instagram. If you’re so inclined, you can follow me @yespositively.
That being said,, the one drawback of Instgram is that all of my sewing photos wind up cellphone quality, even when I wish I were taking photos with my snazzy DSLR, which I am still learning how to use. I’m hoping to become more diligent about pulling it out and taking nice photos of my projects, but in the meantime I do want to continue posting.
In March I began working sewing up some Swoon blocks using the lovely Camille Roskelly’s pattern. The blocks are a pleasure to sew up and measure just over 20″ square. The blocks are really quite simple and use two of my favorite quilt blocks — half square triangles (HSTs) and flying geese — to construct the block.
I’ve sewn up seven to date which leaves two go to! I tend to have a few projects in progress at once, so I’ve been making these blocks slowly but surely. They truely are a nice project to sew up, particularly if you have some smaller scale (read: smaller pattern) fabrics you’re looking to use and want a bright, summery quilt! Katy (I’m a Ginger Monkey) started a Flickr group for people to share their Swoon blocks. It’s great quilting eye candy and inspiration.
In the meantime, I’ve also sewn up a few small zipper pouches. These are a pleasure to sew and sew up quickly, and sometimes quilters need a little gratification between long projects.
That’s all I have for now– I went to a great sewing retreat last weekend that I really want to share with you, but I’m off to do a little homework. I’ll be back soon (much sooner than three months, I promise!).