Slow Sewing

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!


6 Responses

  1. I love that block, but wow does that sound labor-intensive! It’s my month for “Bee Spledid” next month and I’m still agonizing over what I want to do!

    Can we trade weather? It’s been SO hot here in SC, I’d love some 70 degree weather please! 🙂

  2. The purses are darling and the block is stunning. The combo of colors is perfect. Are you sending the block to someone, or is this for your quilt? xxoo

  3. Sarah, I love the sachel! It is gorgeous, and you made it SO quickly. Thanks so much!

    One of these days, I need to get back to my quilt blocks. I love the ones I made, but got busy with other projects.

  4. that is quite the quilting square! great job on the satchels!!!

  5. Pretty satchels! And great crafty-intuition with choosing the colors for that block. Turned out great!

  6. Oh my gosh, I love this quilt block. I have yet to piece a real quilt block…some day. 🙂

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