Hi there! Happy Friday! Hope your week has been a happy one! I've been a busy bee this week, working in my sewing room, doing a little of this and a little of that. First things first, yesterday was Splendid Sampler day! Did you download your block and get busy? Happy Happy is the theme of Jen Kingwell's block, and indeed it is happy. I love Jen's style, don't you? I remember the first time I saw her Green Beans and Sweet Beans Quilt at Quilt Market I lost my mind I loved it so much. She continues to wow me each time she makes a new quilt. Magical is all I can say. Anyway, I love her block and while mine is a bit of departure from hers with no embroidery, I felt happy making it. I love how people are putting their own spin on it.. check out this block by Debbie Taylor.. so cute. I love the machine applique on it.. the 'x' through a couple of flowers and the bird! Perfect addition.
While I was working on my kit for the retreat, which is still a couple of weeks away, I stopped to try out a block from the American Patchwork and Quilting sew along, It All Adds Up. This block is from the Easy Addition quilt by Brenda from Just a Little Bit Frayed. Just in case you don't know Brenda, she's a fabric designer and a shop owner as well. Check out her blog to read about all the other things she's up to.
Anyway, I saw this scrappy version on the All People Quilt instagram feed. (made by Jeni Baker) I love that kind of scrappy, so I pulled out a bunch of my low volume prints and got busy. I pulled reds for the pluses and all the low volume prints I've had over the years and got cutting. Today I'll cut the accent pieces, then do all the subcutting. Once I'm done I'll pop it in a bag and I'll have a second project ready for retreat sewing.
So that was my week in a nutshell. How was yours. This weekend we're celebrating my mom's birthday, that should be fun! Any big plans on your side of the screen? Are you sewing along with The Splendid Sampler, or what about the APQ Quilt Along? There are so many wonderful sew alongs right now! Ok, happy weekending! xo