Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Long time gone......

I'm back and I missed you guys!!!!

           In my defense I haven't been slacking and I have good reasons for not posting. At the last time I posted my husband had gotten a new job and we were moving from Wisconsin (cold) to Ohio (also cold). I have been working in Minnesota (so bitterly cold) the last couple months and trying to settle into the new casa. This is our new house. Stop by we can sew something.
         
         All my sewing shwag was loaded up in totes and until recently I haven't been able to get to it. I had stashed my stash pretty well and my husband had no clue how much fabric there was until it all was toted. Needless to say I am not to buy any fabric until my husbands back heals from lugging all the totes to the sewing room. He sweetly painted one of the bedrooms for me and brought up my machine and fabric. This weekend I am off to Ikea to buy some storage units for the room. I have plans to convert old vanities into sewing tables and refinish my current cutting table. Many projects in the works. Pictures to come as the project evolves.
      Since I have been able to sew I started working on a charity quilt that I promised to make for Carin at Margaret's Hope Chest. I'm glad I volunteered to make a quilt for A Mother's Hope or I might have never gotten off my duff and unpacked my sewing stuff.
        Here is the project I started after looking at many many many quilt patterns during my sewing hiatus. It is effectively a large bento box. Here are some of the sites I drew inspiration from. #2 is my absolute favorite and I think mine is going to pay homage to that quilt.
http://filminthefridge.com/2009/06/24/quartered-squares-a-modified-bento-box-block-tutorial/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/julineb/12057740466/in/faves-jenib/
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/big-big-bento.htm
      And here are my pretties. 
Before Slashing
All chopped up and ready for reassembly
First few blocks coming together
I can't wait to get my sewing room all put together and my design wall back up. I imagine it is going to be many moons until the room is complete. I am linking up to WIP wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

5 comments:

  1. Just dropped in from WIP Wednesday, and I'm glad I did. Your blocks look fantastic, and I enjoyed seeing the process.

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  2. Love the blues. I hope the sewing room is back up and running soon and all fabric is back in its right place.

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  3. Welcome back.Fabulous blocks!

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