First up, I wanted to let you know that I finished up my Brighter Shade of Pale Quilt, using the Lucky Square pattern just released by Jessica Kelly from Sew Crafty Jess. Here is the finished quilt - check out my blog post for full details, you can see more versions from Jess and the other pattern testers here (and if you're quick, Jess is giving away a couple of copies of the pattern), and you can buy the pattern here.
Next up, my Emeralds and Ice Quilt, introduced last week. I finished the rest of the blocks, and have finished quilting (after several breaks and not a little frustration), and just need to hand stitch the binding down. I can't wait to do a full reveal of this quilt - the back might be my favourite part...
And my scrappy trip-along quilt is progressing - I have two blocks made, and the strips for the remaining 14 are sewn together. I have quite a few extra strips left over, so I am also planning some cushions to match the quilt. I would like to make three, and have two planned, but would love to make the third a bit different - does anyone have any recommendations for fun (and easy!!!) appliqué patterns?
Finally, today was my first day back at work after a good break. I have a tip for any other fabric lovers facing a return to work after holiday time - have your online fabric purchases sent to your workplace so they are there waiting for you when you return. This is the contents of only one of the several parcels awaiting me this morning:
Happy happy mail.