In the last week…
…I rode the momentum of squeaking in my Rainbow Triangles Block of the Month right at the end of January, and whipped up February’s blocks in a few hours! I love all these saturated colors. As with the first set, all of the prints are Alison Glass — except the blue one with white dotted circles, which is one of Lizzy House’s ubiquitous pearl bracelet prints.
…I cut into a collection of fabrics from Lily & Loom’s Space Camp collection. I generally shy away from novelty prints like this — but space-themed fabrics are a BIG exception to that! I can’t resist them, and these are ADORABLE. I ordered a kit that came with a layer cake so this is destined for a specific pattern, but I may have to order another bundle just to have in my stash.
…I finished my MQG mini quilt swap piece! It’s quilted, bound, labeled, and packed up in a ziploc bag ready to travel with my to QuiltCon!
…I cut up an old Kona cotton color card! I got a new one as part of the Rainbow Triangles BOM so the old one was just crying out to be turned into color chips. It took a surprisingly long time to cut it all up, but I guess there were 300+ colors so I shouldn’t be surprised. The box is advertised as a Lego minifig storage box — ha! — but it works perfectly for Kona chips. (I saw this box suggested on a blog, but now I can’t find where!)
And in other exciting quilty news, on Friday I’m taking a longarm orientation class at a local quilt shop! Once I’ve completed that, I’ll be able to rent time on their longarm machine — which I’m really excited about. I’ve been wanting to do this for over a year and finally got it scheduled for one of my flex days. The shop is in Sugar Land, which is a 45-minute drive away and therefore not super convenient, but I haven’t been able to find anyone in my area who rents longarm time (despite having at least 4 quilt shops within about 20 minutes of my house). I don’t think longarm quilting will become too regular of an occurrence due to the time and distance, but it will be fun to have the option.