What I don't love: My new sewing machine is not working again.
What I do love: I'm able to return it! And I am sewing machine shopping this weekend!
Fortunately, I still have my old machine (that my daughters currently use) so I've been able to do a little sewing this week. But if anyone has a recommendation for a great hand stitching project, let me know!
This patchwork heart pillow was super fun to make (inspiration from here, here (via pinterest), and here. I used 2 inch squares and HSTs so I was able to use my cutting mat grid to lay everything out. I quilted it with a bright pink Aurifil thread and now just need to add the binding.
And I made this soon to be pillow or mini wall hanging. Even though I have been wanting to try paper piecing and this is a perfect paper piecing project, I did not paper piece - I just um, is there a name for regular piecing?
When it came to the quilting, I couldn't decide - bright pink? dark gray? bright pink? dark gray? So, I thought "Hey, why not a combo?!?" And I think I am going to add a little hand stitching to the letters.
That is it for my projects. If you are looking for information on the blog hop, advice for new bloggers series, or this week's giveaway, click here and here.
And speaking of pillows, my blogging friend and fellow blog hopper Danny from MommyforReals asked if I would spread the word that she is asking for help to make pillow covers for hurting girls attending the Teen Reach Adventure Camp. She needs 40 pillows by July 6th. If you can help out with this good cause or want more information, click over to Danny's blog.
Also, there will be a Thursday edition of the Advice for New Bloggers series with Rachel from Stitched in Color. It will be on her blog tomorrow - I'll post a link when it is up.
And back on my blog next Monday will be a guest post from Lynne of Lily's Quilts and a fantastic fabric giveaway from The Intrepid Thread!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.