This week I finished up the September edition of MAKE29. I have much more to share next week (and the edition will go on sale 9/22) but (as you've guessed if you've seen my Instagram feed) it's a sewing project. You would think wrapping up a giant sewing project would make me want to pack away the thread, but I found the opposite to be true. I was absolutely raring to go on the next project.
And, since it's September, that next project is a quilt.
I spent all of September (and October) 2013 working on the Get Quilty ecourse. In September 2012 I wrote a pretty in-depth triangle quilt tutorial. In September 2011, I was working on my second rectangle bed quilt. (And the fall before that, I sewed my first quilted project ever.)
September, man, there's something in the air.
I have had these fabrics for months (and sadly no longer have sources) but this is the first time I've felt inspired to use them. I decided to shy away from my normal "all pattern all the time routine" and add in some solid white. I am also skipping the fancy cutting technique and I just used normal scissors instead of a ruler and rotary cutter) to approximate 5x5 inch fabric squares. (I use this method to create the triangles.) I realized that since I am not perfect with my sewing seams it doesn't really matter how perfectly my squares are cut at the start. My corners are never going to match up anyway.
Either way, after a long summer break, it's nice to be back at the sewing machine.
ps... check back this afternoon for our favorite pizza sauce recipe!