Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring cleaning, spring sewing

It's been a long time since I've posted, for good reason through March, since the day job was keeping me too busy for any sewing.  But since then, I've made some serious progress, even though I haven't been blogging about it.

First and foremost, I finished the top for the indigo medallion quilt.  It's so large (about 50" square) that I couldn't get far away enough for a full photo from inside my sewing room, so I've just photographed the upper right quadrant:

I never did so much curved piecing in my life, but I love how the orange peel blocks turned out in the end.  I've also pieced the back, so now I just need to go ahead and get this thing basted, so that I can start quilting!

At the moment, the quilt top and back are sitting on the bed in our guestroom.  The completion of the medallion top provided a much-needed opportunity to clean up my completely cluttered disaster area of a sewing room: I put lots of things away, dusted thoroughly, washed the ironing board cover, and vacuumed for the first time in months.

With the sewing room in good shape again, as well as more free time right now, I decided to get back to my long-neglected Etsy shop.  I've begun to list a lot of passport covers:

Now that the passport covers are done (mostly), I'm prepping kimono silk drawstring pouches.

Meanwhile, we're enjoying a beautiful spring here in Vancouver.  Our lilac bloomed spectacularly this year, and I took a photo a couple of weeks ago:

Happy spring, everyone!