Happy Hump Day!
Last week was a banner week for both String & Story and Quilts for Cure, and this week is, on the work side of things, equal parts basking and nose to the grindstone. I'm quilting up a storm and already planning future patterns. On the mom side of things, we're spending long hours at the park and pool and are constantly covered in cat hair from our overly affectionate kitties. Other than the general stickiness, mom life is a pretty great thing.
First of all, thank you again to everyone who had such lovely feedback on the Perfect Fit quilt. If you haven't already, you can purchase a copy of the pattern here. Be sure to tag both @stringandstory and #perfectfitquilt as you make yours. Y'all had some phenomenal color palette ideas on Instagram last week; I hope you all make the quilts you dreamed!
As you can imagine, most of what I am working on is on the long arm. Since the whole cloth baby quilt I posted on Monday, I completed an #OperationSmiley quilt (top), and I currently have a little quilt on that will be a donation for Quilts for Cure. It's made from Jennifer Sampou's Shimmer 2 line, and I'm practicing my paisley feathers and pebbles-- both designs that require a finer touch on the long arm that I'm still developing. I keep repeating those tried and true words: "Practice makes progress."
There are two piecing projects I've worked on this week. First, I made the second block in Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen QAL, Sticky Buns. As my En Provence quilt is winding down, I've continually excited that I decided to participate in this new challenge. The other thing I've started is a queen sized version of Aardvark Quilts GuntaGunta Quilt (pattern in the current Simply Moderne Magazine) out of the Wonderland Fabric I purchased for Hubster this spring. I'm so excited!