I feel like I haven't done any significant sewing in weeks. I have a lot of little quilting "chores" to get done and haven't worked on one project straight through for quite some time. This weekend was very productive - I got 2 bindings made and machine stitched to 2 of my older quilts that my friend Liz offered to hand stitch for me. I put the borders on my Fig & Plum quilt for the shop so we can get that displayed and kits made.
I'm cutting out a couple of projects to take with me on my retreat in early November. Oh and I made a few blocks! You might recognize the blocks on the left. They are from the Fat Quarter Shop's Simply Sophisticated BOM, which is the Moda U Selvages quilt. The 2 blocks in the middle are the same blocks made with American Jane fabrics, which is one of the choices my shop is offering for our Moda U project. I really loved how easy these blocks were to put together. Vicky, the LA Quilter, is hosting a stitch-along for the FQS blocks - check it out. If you finish and post a picture of your blocks each month, you are entered in a drawing for a FQS gift certificate. If that's not incentive, I don't know what is!
I'm disappointed that my shop cancelled the Moda U class that was scheduled for Thursday nights. There weren't enough customers signed up, so I could attend Moda U on Saturdays, but that doesn't really work for me, so I get the blocks, but not the fun of being part of the "club."
Oh and the blocks on the right are for a quilt we're making at the shop for one of our coworkers who is going through a medical crisis. We're all making two 8" blocks out of Lecien fabrics and will put them together as a surprise gift for our friend Faith. Everyone is picking their own block design, and I'm sure it will be a great mix of applique and pieced blocks in the beautiful pastel colors that Faith loves.