Over at Fandom in Stitches there is a pretty awesome quilt-and-stitch-along going on... it's Princess Bride themed!
I had the wonderful pleasure of designing a couple of paper-pieced blocks for this adventure, the first of which is everyone's favorite Sicilian, Vizzini!
I couldn't decide which expression was better, so I designed two patterns! You can find them here along with a lovely embroidery design by Amber Lowery.
I am slowly but surely working on my projects... so eventually you'll get to see all of the Princess Bride characters as I piece them. The winter blues hit me hard this year and our family's free time has been stretched a little thin these past few months. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
This year has started off slowly to say the least. I do apologize for the severe lack of posting, but I was in desperate need of a break. Now that I'm ready to get back to sewing, I needed a couple little projects to ease back into things. So I made these!
When I first started doing paper-piecing I didn't have a large variety of fabrics to choose from... but that all changed one day that I happened to visit to the Salvation Army. Sitting there amid the pillows and tablecloths were 3 HUGE bags full of partially-used fat quarters and fabric scraps! It was my luckiest thrift store find ever! I've used bits of fabric in just about every color... but there were some fabrics that came with the bunch that I honestly didn't know what to do with. And that included this lovely cow print.
But what better stash-busting project is there than a pieced pot-holder? It was actually quite fun to search through my stash for coordinating colors and I didn't need to use much material. I fussy-cut the center squares and then took the opportunity to practice quilting "in the ditch." I sewed the binding on by hand, which was also good practice for some of the other projects I'm hoping to finish this year.
These turned out quite nicely. ...And I still have a whole stack of random, I-don't-know-what-else-to-do-with-it fabrics that will probably also get the pot-holder treatment in the near future!