This last week I did have some new projects, but I finished one and am almost done with the other. It's a seat cushion! And it matches awesome with my pincushion and new scrap bucket. :) It's fun having coordinating accessories!
I decided to try my hand at paper piecing (though I used muslin instead of paper - so it's permanent, but I figure more bulk the better for a seat cushion). It was seriously so much fun putting it together! It's a pineapple pattern and I love how it turned out. Though my pictures aren't very good. I will post more about it when I'm finished with all the links I used. Oh, and I tried out a decorative stitch on my machine... I need to practice a little, but didn't feel like taking out my mistakes. I still like it anyway.
For the back I decided to also try some random piecing for a little strip. I haven't really pieced like that before either. I only used the scraps I had from the front, which was fun too! I feel like I'm entering new territory with all of these "quilting" endeavors. Ok, I've made quilts, but the techniques are all new, but I love them! I think I'm going to be addicted. :) I then just did wavy lines to quilt the back to four layers of batting. Anyway, more details and pictures to come when it's finished...
Mabel's Quilt: I don't have any updated pictures right now, but I am getting so close! I just need to finish sewing on the white sashing, and then the outer border that is already finished and I'm done with the top! I think I'll try and finish it up today! Yippy! I'm so excited! Though I am not at all ready to quilt it. I need to finish up my picnic blanket first so I can get some more practice FMQ.
Picnic Blanket: Sadly I haven't touched it... except to move it from one spot to another. BUT that's on my list to do next too, so we'll see. ;)
My new little scrap basket! I love it. :) Thanks for all the nice comments you've left about it too! :)
This week's stats:
New projects - 1 (sewing machine cover?)
Completed projects - 1 (scrap basket)
Currently in progress - 5 (up one from last week)