Pictured here is about one quarter of a charity quilt that I'm collaborating on with three other CMQG members. It's made up of scrappy log cabin blocks cut into quarters and then randomly re-pieced -- very similar to the Scrapper's Delight pattern from Sunday Morning Quilts.
I'm also finally putting the binding on my quilted Mondrian table runner which has been a work-in-progress for an embarrassing long time! Since I volunteered to put the binding on our charity quilt and... ahem... haven't actually bound a quilt before... you know, where I have to turn corners and stuff... I decided I should practice! I machine stitched the binding to the front of the quilt and am enjoying the somewhat meditative process of hand-stitching it to the back. I'll post photos soon of that finished quilt.
In the meantime, I'm plotting a bit of selfish sewing this week. This seriously could not be happening at a better time. I've been pretty overwhelmed with a new, big volunteer job I've taken on at my kids' school this year. I've been feeling absolutely sewing-deprived... and, now, the perfect excuse to sew (for myself, no less!) has come along. Here's a peek at some of the fabrics I recently splurged on in anticipation of sewing for myself. Yes, sewing... for me. I won't feel guilty. Nope, not at all. Okay, maybe a little. But I'll get over it when I put on my brand new sewn-by-me duds!