I need to finish my commitment to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts bee - Renee's quilt has just one stop after me (the lovely Ashley). Renee and Laura already worked on this beauteous medallion. I LOVE the idea of sending a medallion around as a progressive quilt - great idea, Renee! So far, I added the blue metallic Cotton and Steel border and the cross stitch blocks. I might start the next border tonight! I can't wait to share what this looks like before I pass it on. By the way, if you want to get in on the next round of progressive quilts, keep an ear out... we have to discuss it soon.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit one of my best friends, my college roommate, for her birthday. She lives a little more than an hour away but with our crazy work schedules it's hard to get together (know the feeling?). Whenever we do get together, we usually sleep over for a night or two. Kristina and I used to just chill out all the time (during college we watched the entirety of Friends and How I Met Your Mother seasons 1-8 over two years) so that's what we like to do a lot of together. :) We had a great weekend of food, Parks and Recreation, and just catching up!
Anyway, we talked about not buying birthday gifts this year, but I couldn't help wanting to make her something cute and functional. The night before (I know I'm a little insane) I decided to finally try my friend Heidi's Nora Clutch tutorial. It was pretty quick (under 2 hours - I can beat that next time though) and it came out ADORABLE. Let's just say I'm already scheming to make a bunch more of these - the fold over layout is just so cute! These were Kristina's colors and I think I did her style justice. I even used some precious Pearl Bracelets for her - she loves them, too!
Finally, I started working on a project for Sew Mama Sew and Oakshott (shot cottons) - eep! It's going to be double-sided and awesome. I'll post my project and block tutorial the week of October 13! In a couple of weeks, I also have a project and pillow tutorial to share using one of my very best quilty friend's (Jessica Levitt) new fabric line, Cascade for Windham Fabrics. And yes, it is very blue, too! :)
Have you been drawn to a certain color lately?