There was just the best, most quintessential DrEAMi shared at the end of May by Preeti of Sew Preeti Quilts. She describes how she went to get the batting roll to layer her Trinket quilt when a roll of vinyl fell... "Three brain clicks later, the Trinket flimsy was abandoned and I was sewing little 2.5" squares together." This is EXACTLY what happens.
Front of pouch all done, like all in one sitting, do not stop, do not pass go, do not collect $100, just SEW already!
|Inside of pouch|
She was thinking of making a red white and blue runner for the Fourth of July, thought of making pinwheels so HSTs, but then she saw my Sweet Star blocks, showed Sue, and, in Roseanne's words, "...BAM. She auditioned fabrics and here we are. We don't let any grass grow under our feet when four-patches and flying geese are involved." Totally done, useable product. I like the photo below too, with the patriotic little angel I believe.
I had a DrEAMi as well. I was talking to Brianne about her placemats, and somehow we got onto the top of straws, and did she have her own reusable one (yes, as do I), and she asked me to make her a case for hers. Great idea! Later, Brady put in a request for a case for his chopsticks, which he takes to restaurants, and is very adept at using them.
I made him one.
He loved it.
I forgot to get a photo.
It's gone now back home with him. I didn't get Brianne's straw case made before they left (subtext, Brady takes priority lol), so, instead of working on my July and August Island Batik projects, or Brady's football quilt, I just had to make Brianne's case. And well, might as well make myself one for my straw too!
The other ongoing type of squirrel is the Tiny Tuesday blocks, and since I didn't show any last week, I have four for this week.
Back to the present, here is last week's basket block
Here is this week's, Monkey Wrench, which I know as Churn Dash:
An all-important question for my readers I meant to add last night when I wrote and scheduled this post:
Sewing room lights: what do you have? In the former upstairs half-storey attic-type place where I sewed, I had fabulous industrial type (apparently, now MacGyver tells me) fluorescent tube lights which I loved. They kinda don't look the greatest in my all-new room. So far, quilting in the basement bedroom on Avril under the pot lights is not great, lighting-wise.
So I'm curious! What lighting do you have/do you want/would you recommend? Please let me know in the comments.