On my Sewing Table, Lately…

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As usual, school is taking a lot more free time out of my day than anticipated. It’s a shorter semester, so I’m working hard to just make it through each week. Good news is – I’m halfway done with the semester already, and once the weather finally warms up I’ll be free to do more fun things on my list!

One of those things being quality time in my sewing room! Yup, I finally finished setting up the place, and although it’s not completely organized and tidy yet, I decided to get right to it and begin working on a project I left undone last summer (before we packed up the house and moved). I mean, if I only have a few precious moments in my day, what’s a better way to spend it – sewing or cleaning? Kind of a no-brainer.

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I’m so so excited about this quilt. It’s a pattern from Denyse Schmidt Quilts book (the first sewing book I purchased!) and it’s one I’ve wanted to make for a while now. I love how graphic the squares are. And even though the quilt is made from an actual pattern, the squares are still very improvisational, which I find very therapuetic to put together.

The colors I chose are a lot brighter than something I would normally pick, but I’m really happy with how they’ve turned out so far! I think they’ll really brighten up our bedroom – just in time for spring.

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Anyway, I can’t wait to show you the finished quilt! I’ll share more details once it’s completed, but in the meantime, I wanted to show you some close-up shots of a couple of my favorite squares.

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I’ll be back later this week to show you another (therapy) project I’m working on – knitting!! :) Perfect for all this cold weather we’ve been seeing lately. Although – I can’t believe this picture was just taken a week and a half ago – we’re enjoying temperatures in the 70’s and even 80’s this week!! Crazy!

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5 thoughts on “On my Sewing Table, Lately…

  1. I love your quilt squares- I’ve seen quite a few graphic quilts recently that look amazing! Congrats in getting your sewing space set up – it must be move to know it’s all ready & waiting for when you finish studying!

    • Thanks so much Kathryn! Quilts like this are very methodic, so they’re a good project to work on when things get busy. Just sewing and pressing, over and over again… I really love it. Although, I’m really ready to get school over with here in a couple of weeks, so I can get back to dressmaking! Thank you for your kind words!

  2. Love your squares! It’s so nice when people use solids punctuated with a print rather than the other way around. Can’t wait to see the finished project

    • Thanks so much, Jen! I agree with you.. I tend to prefer more solids, too. Some people are good at mixing prints, but whenever I attempt to do so the design just ends up looking a little chaotic (and not in a good way!). Hope you’re doing well! Can’t wait to hear your radio show soon! Please keep us posted!! :)

  3. Pingback: What a Bunch of Squares – Quilt Top | Blanca Pate

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