We are heading into the last two weeks of our summer holidays here, which I'm a little sad about. It's been a pretty great holiday so far - the kids have been (mostly) nice to each other and we have had a bit of sun which is always a bonus! We have been painting more of the house over summer and it's almost done, so I'll hopefully have some photos to share of that in the next week or so.
I'm starting to think about what I want to work on once the kids are back at school and I have a bit of day time sewing again. I'm still not sewing a whole lot at the moment, but I have been working a little bit on a couple of projects. Most of my time has been spent working on my Liberty Charm quilt (which I haven't managed to photograph well yet) and tutorial, although I did start a new project last week. This is the centre of the medallion quilt I've designed. It did require a bit of crafty unpicking to get the centre square points matching up, but I'm happy with how it came together. I can't wait to add some more borders to it! I'm thinking about writing this one up as a pattern - so if anyone would be interested in testing a medallion quilt pattern, please let me know :o)
In other exciting news, I finally organised my new design wall in my sewing space. The wall next to my sewing cabinet was a large sheet of chipboard, so we just nailed some large scrap pieces of batting to the board, et voila!
It's pretty huge (around 80" high by 90" wide) and I'm hoping that by leaving my WIPs hanging on it and seeing them all the time, it will motivate me to work on them ;o) It's certainly working for my winged square bee blocks - I can't wait to put them together!!
We are heading off for a week long break at the end of this week, and my machine desperately needs a service, so I'll probably be a bit silent again for a few weeks. I'm hoping to get most of my MATO applique done and more of my Bring Me FLowers blocks as well.
I hope everyone is well, and apologise if I haven't responded to comments in a while - I am planning on getting up to date on my emails this week!