Sunday, November 24, 2013

Monday: What I'm working on

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving week already! I am sooo looking forward to cooking on Wednesday. Pecan pie, here I come!

I've been in the holiday spirit over the weekend, making Christmas ornaments. I've made 5 of these little stuffed birds. The tutorial is by Joel Dewberry, here.  I decided I like the bird better without wings, and I also downsized it to 70%.

In case you're curious, this is how I downsize patterns.  Just adjust the "view" size of the pdf pattern to the size you want your finished product and use your laptop screen as a light box to trace the pattern lightly onto paper.

I've also been working on my gift for my partner in my do. Good Stitches circle's Christmas swap.  Here's a sneak peek :)

Finally, I've made the last few blocks for the QAYG Simple Sampler.  I have to stay several weeks ahead of the tutorials, which go up every Monday. (Today's Dutchman's Puzzle block here.)  I decided to swap one of the blocks from the original quilt, and replaced it with one of my very favorites: the Ocean Waves block.

Some of you may remember that I made an entire scrap quilt from this block this time last year.  It remains one of my favorites.

I think that's a decent weekend's work! Linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm loving the sneak peak. Looking forward to the reveal. The Ocean Waves block (and the quilt you made from it) looks great. The birds are cute, too. Yep, definitely a great weekend's work. Good for you.