During my maternity leave I brought my sewing room up to my kitchen. I had to feel like I was completing some projects. I had to have some time to myself. Had to feel like I was accomplishing something other then getting through the day with a new baby and screaming 2 year old.
I started sewing together charm packs. Pre cut 5 inch squares of the most beautiful fabrics. Many of my creations can be seen here. Although I love these quick and easy projects I was able to complete, as I look through all my pictures I have to say I'm getting sick of squares, squares, and more squares!
I've decided to branch out, try to complete a few other projects that aren't just squares sewn to squares. That being said, as I look through the world wide web at other quilting projects I seem to be drawn to the simple square projects. There is just something old fashion and simple about them that I love. So I've continued with my squares, but have tried to at least make them a little more complicated. Square in squares for example. Or rectangles in rectangles. I'm slowly trying to mix it up a bit.
Here are a few of my last two projects I did from charm packs. They are some of my favorite fabrics yets! The top two pictures is a runner out of Martinique by 3 Sisters. I love this line, can't say enough about it. I've bought a cute border to go with this one so I'll keep adding to it. The bottom two pictures is a table runner out of Rural Jardin by French General for Moda. I am loving this new designer. Can't wait for the Christmas line to come out from them this year. I don't do many long table runners so I decided to give it a try, and I love how it turned out. Hoping to get this one quilted so I can throw it on my kitchen table for the summer.
Hopefully I can break away from the squares and show you something new. I have some cute blocks in the works using this pattern, I'll show you soon.