I've made three quilts lately which were queen-sized or larger, so I think I am going to declare the next couple of months The Summer of Sewing Smaller Stuff ... smaller as in smaller quilts, like lap-size maybe, perhaps a pillow, perhaps (gasp!) a wall hanging ... we'll see. I thought I'd show some of the things that are on my list of sewing to-dos.
Above are my selvage countdown squares. As you can see I have a big pile. My original idea for these now seems a little boring, so new possibilities are brewing ...
And I do have another selvage idea that doesn't involve the squares above but goes in a different direction entirely ... I'm so excited about this one!!! And I am definitely telling myself that it doesn't have to be something life-sized like the Selvage Snowman. Smaller is good. Repeat after me. Smaller is good. Smaller is good.
Then of course there are my I-Spy hexies, which are my travelling project.
And my vintage sheet obsession continues with this new quilt I just started ...
Speaking of vintage, check out this vintage pillowcase I found the other day! Cutest ever!!! So these bears will quickly be made into something. Pillows are small right?
I Spy Planet Hexy still needs to be quilted. It is kind of more medium than small, and I can't decide if I should send it out for quilting or do it myself. I really want to do it myself, but I will have to get a walking foot. Up until now I have just used the regular foot on the machine, but I would want to be really careful with this cool quilt ...
And finally on the topic of small, my daughter is small. (Although don't tell her that, she is a BIG GIRL now, since she's four and everything). I am looking forward to a summer of T-ball for her, 3 pitch for my son, lots of fun with family, friends, the pool, parks, picnics and lots of summer travel ...
Plus there is one more thing. Although I don't mention it here much, what I do with most of my time is write. (Here's a smidge about me, the "writer" on my literary agent's website) I am within days of finishing the first draft of my second novel. My first novel, called The Town That Drowned is coming out in September. I have lots of fun stuff falling into place for the summer and fall for book promotion. I have been getting some exciting news from my publicist about literary festivals, book tour stops and book signings. I can't wait to share more information with everyone as the novel moves closer to release.
I hope everyone has a wonderful summer. I really appreciate everyone who takes a few minutes of their summer to stop in here and hang out with me for a bit!
I'm linking up with W.I.P. Wednesday. Cheers, Riel
Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U