Monday, August 19, 2013

lately...

Lately I felt so overwhelmed by my Swoon and Pinkie Pie quilts. I barely made any progress on either over the last few weeks, so this morning I decided to attach the binding to my Swoon. 


As you can see from the picture above, I'm not even close to being done with my hand quilting. I just needed to feel like the end is near, thus the binding on an unfinished quilt. I'll clearly do anything to trick my mind into thinking a lot less work is ahead of me than it actually is :)


I also made these two very simple pillows for my sister. I found it hard to work with warm colors she really likes (plus she asked for no blue or gray!!!!), but I quite like the way they turned out. It's always good to step out of your comfort zone, right?


And then I made my non-patchwork loving oldest daughter this lunch bag using Amy's pattern from her book Zakka Handmades


And then I was in serious need of some very colorful patchworky goodness so I worked on these epp hexagons and kept turning them into flowers. I have no idea what to do with them, though. I think I'll just keep making more and more (they are so relaxing) and wait for the right project to come along.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Svetlana

21 comments:

  1. Your Swoon quilt is looking lovely, I am sure you will be done soon. The pillows are lovely, as is the lunch bag and the hexies.

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  2. oh my, you are so busy !! I know everything will come perfectly

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  3. Hexagons are very relaxing and so much cheaper than therapy ; ) I really like your pillows and I'm sure your sister will to.

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  4. The pillows are just perfect...and I love the hexagon flowers...I've been making those lately also!

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  5. You never need a reason to make scrappy hexie flowers! Love.

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  6. The swoon will be amazing, and it will be finished before you know it. And you won't have the binding to worry about later!

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  7. You are so productive! All of your projects look wonderful.

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  8. Love your quilts, you are such an amazing sewer. I would never hand quilt. My first two were and never again, machine all the way as I like to finish things.

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  9. Pretty pillows. Once I finish the current crochet project, I think I'll get hexie a out again.

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  10. The pillows are pretty! Love the gingham? red and white border fabric. Hey, as long as your brain feels like it is emotionally making strides, that's what counts, right? ;)

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  11. Keep stitching! Your Swoon will be beautiful! Love the FMF pillow for your sister. Gorgeous.

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  12. I've bound an unfinished quilt before, too! I like being able to use it in the mean time.

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  13. I adore your pillows, they are so pretty. Fabulous work on the swoon too, you'll get there don't worry :) it will be SO worth it in the end. xo

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  14. I can imagine that hand quilting a Swoon would be really daunting! Your lunch bag and cushions are cute though :o)

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  15. Wow, you've done so much! Those pillows are gorgeous! That is so funny she didn't want blue or gray. I think they look wonderful with the white.

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  16. alot going on here and I understand the overwhelm-edness! Take care & hope you have that binding behind you soon!

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  17. You have been busy - my sister and I have been having that conversation about how hard it is to sew for other people with colours that aren't you. Love those cushions and can't wait to see your Swoon.

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  18. These are looking mind blowing and very soon I am going to buy these for the Laura Blair Villas .

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  19. everything is lovely but I really like those simple pillows. They really pack a punch!

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  20. Everything you create is so charming! Thanks for making the lunch bag from my book - it's so sweet and simple!

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