I have been busy working on multiple projects at once. I just get too bored working on any one thing, so lately, I just juggle projects as the mood strikes. I currently am juggling these projects:
My gnome project for a swap on Instagram with a June shipping date. I decided on making a mini wall hanging. I put together the gnome and mushrooms by Cyrille of Bubblestitch and created a Gnome house for my Gnome and am bordering it with bellflowers from the Secret Garden pattern from the Spring 2004 All-Time Favorites Quiltmaker magazine. I am considering putting a bellflower on the other side of the project as well, it is quite a bit of additional work but I am sure it would be worth it. I love the idea of the gnome living in it's own Secret Garden and it seems fitting to have it nestled between the bellflowers. It currently is 13 1/4 inches by 16 1/2 inches so adding another bellflower should finish it up as an almost perfect little square. I took all the original patterns and made them 50% of their original size.
Today, I finished my pillow that I must have put off to the side a couple of months ago, I want to be able to use this pillow on my deck this Summer and since this is suppose to be a really nice weekend it was time to do it. I've been procrastinating because I had decided to put a zipper in the back this time but it really wasn't hard at all... but I need to do it a few more times and perfect the size of fabric to cut. This time I just over sized and winged it from there and I need something more precise in the future. Bottom line is it has a functional zipper in the back so... yeah good job me.
I just threw an old pillow inside that was in need of a face lift. Sure looks better now.
Finally, I made the April Rainbow Scrap Challenge block for 2015. This month brought the color purple into play. I am using the Circle of Friends pattern found in the May 2014 American Quilter issue. The pattern is by Katie Wells and I love how these are turning out.
I am still working on my round robin quilt top. I got it back in March and will be sharing it at the end of April here when Bea from Beaquilter does a linky party with each of us who participated and I am dying to see everyone's quilt top and what has been added to them since I last worked on them. In the meantime, I am supposed to be adding 64 blocks to mine and I hate making 64 blocks of anything...Yikes!!! I had better get busy...so far I only have 12 of those done. Glad I have a little more time but so many things get me sidetracked.
And of course, I now have those piano key blocks to add to my Technicolor Galaxy quilt top.