I am camping out in front of the TV for a little mini sewing retreat again today. I haven't done much serious sewing in a week but that is about to change! I'm starting out by sewing together some flannel scraps I cut a long time ago. The first quilt made from these was in masculine, neutral colors. This one will be bright and fun. If I get bored of sewing flannel I have plenty to choose from.
In the basket are more units for the Bonnie Lass crumb quilt. The jelly roll was gifted to me by a reader for a Covered in Love quilt. Maybe a 16 patch? Or maybe something more string-y? I don't know yet.
In the brown paper bag are assorted scraps. My guild did a fun activity at our meeting last week. Everyone brought a gallon size ZipLoc of scraps and we mixed them all together then passed out bags of scraps. It's an exercise in improv where you set the clock for 30 minutes then blindly draw fabrics from the bag and sew them together. My first 4 blocks are below.
Next meeting we are all bringing our blocks back to think about how to assemble them into a top. Part of the reason I haven't done much sewing lately is this sweet little face. This is Rey. She is around 7 weeks old and I found her on the side of the highway last week on my way to work. Rory is not impressed by this interloper into her space, but I think at this point we're keeping her :)
One more thing! July's CiL block drive post went up this morning. I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Now, I'm off to sew the afternoon away.
Linking to "I May Have a Scrap Problem" at Sarah's blog. I don't think there is an "may" about it!