Just a quick update on some things I've been working on lately. I've been really busy working, but I managed to get a little done in the last week or so:
I used some Heather Bailey Freshcut from my stash. I've had this fabric for awhile, but couldn't find the perfect project to use it on, until this shirt came around! The tutorial was wonderfully easy to follow and I only had to make minor adjustments to make it fit my small figure. (I'm 5'1") Instead of 20" long I did more like 16" or 17". I also took it in about 1.5" on the sides to make it more flattering. I love, love, love the way this top turned out and I will definitely be making more. I think I'll make my next one without the ruffles so it sits nice under cardigans (always my staple) or over a t-shirt (so I can wear it to work).
Also featuring my Heather Bailey stash, plus some left-over Amy Butler:
My Mod Sampler Quilt from the Oh, Fransson! Quilt-Along. I also love the way this is turning out, I was anxious to start this quilt, but had to order a tad more fabric before I could start. Now I'm just waiting on some sashing... I'm going with white but I have to find the perfect shade. Putting it all together shouldn't take me long once I find the time.
As far as quilting it... I'm trying to buy a new sewing machine that I can free-motion quilt on. My current machine is a basic starting Brother I got for my birthday 4 years ago. Other than being able to free-motion quilt, I don't have very many other requirements. I have a good pile of money saved up to purchase the machine of my choosing, ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?
That's all for now. I'm considering a cuff from Anna Maria Horner's book, it's so cute and I could probably get it done tonight. I probably won't wear it all that often, but I'm dying to have one for myself.