I’ve been enjoying a bit of a slower pace in my life lately. Watching a lot of movies, spending a lot of time with friends and my husband, enjoying my garden and outdoor space. It has been relaxing and rejuvinating. I did manage to get a couple of projects finished, the first was a custom Damask Satchel for a family friend’s birthday. A lovely peacock blue silk lining was requested, and I was happy to oblige:
And then another custom Damask Satchel, this time in a slightly different damask:
If you’re interested in a custom satchel, just send me a message through Etsy.
I also finished this complex block for the Modern Quilting Bee:
This block is 16.5″, so it’s huge! Makes quite an impact though, doesn’t it? I love the mish-mash of colors and how they all come together so beautifully. I did absolutely no planning with the colors, I just grabbed a pair and sewed them together, hoping it would work out alright. I think it’s better that way, less calculated and more improv. I can’t even imagine making a whole quilt though, this block alone must have taken me 5 hours!
I hope you are all enjoying your summer, ours has finally come! This week it’s supposed to get to the high 80s, a rare treat for us Seattleites!