Making Progress

by Nicole

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the giveaway prize. It is clear that I can’t go wrong with giving away fabric, although I was surprised at how many of you would like a handmade item. We shall see if I can stitch something up in time to sweeten the prize. Either way, there will be a nice set of fabrics going to one lucky reader.  Be sure to check back on May 21st. I think you will like them!

In other news, I’m making progress on my little city. People have moved in, along with their pets. Here is this little guy with his dog. Do you recognize the pup?


I’m also moving ahead with the sewing machine cover for the Modern She Made swap. I was originally going to do improv circles, but they proved to be a bit too much. It took forever to do one circle and then I wasn’t really happy with them, so I figured, why torture myself?!? This is supposed to be fun!

I wanted to keep the improv going as my partner really likes improv so I stitched up a few log cabin blocks. I haven’t decided on a layout yet, but am playing around with the blocks. There are so many different ways to arrange them.

Improv logs

Although this is not the usual color palette that I like to play with, it is what my partner likes. It’s starting to grow on me a little bit.

Now, I’ve just got to figure out how to incorporate circles into the cover.

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Cherie May 11, 2012 - 12:47 am

The little city is coming along! What fun looking characters.
Loving the log cabin blocks, the colours are cool. Maybe some circular quilting? =D

Shankevia May 11, 2012 - 1:01 am

I love your progress. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lori May 11, 2012 - 2:01 am

Your swap item is looking good! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Heather D. May 11, 2012 - 2:18 am

I just LOVE your improv blocks. I need to try more improv-y stuff, it seems so easy but it doesn't quite come naturally to me.

Ella May 11, 2012 - 3:35 am

I love this! Tangerine has become one of my all time favorite colors. The improv is so cool!

Debbie May 11, 2012 - 4:58 am

Sorry they're not your fav but I LOVE those colors together!!

Lynne May 11, 2012 - 11:09 am

Agreed! GREAT palette on those improv blocks!

Quiltsmiles May 11, 2012 - 7:08 pm

I can just inagine that by the time you finish your improv blocks you'll have a hard time letting them go.
Great city scapes personalities added too btw, boy is cute with the glasses, nice touch.


Katy Cameron May 12, 2012 - 12:01 am

Hee hee, how fun! Looking forward to seeing your swap item too!

Annie May 13, 2012 - 1:36 am

Ooohh, I love the gray and orange log cabins. It'll be fun to see what you create with them. That's a pretty fun little city you're working on!

Kelly May 13, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Love the blocks. I always struggle when I am out of my comfort zone , colour wise. Glad to see that you are making a start on my massive quilt for the giveaway 😉

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