Today I spent the morning in my sewing room and was surprisingly productive.
A few weeks ago I signed up for the 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from the Fat Quarter Shop. I drooled over the 2009 and 2010 quilts that I saw in blogland and when I found out that this years quilt would be made from Figtree's Strawberry Fields ... well I just couldn't resist!
When I signed up I also got the Finishing Kit designed by the fabulous Joanna of Figtree Quilts.
These nine leaf blocks went together quite quickly.
Of course, I had to give 'Sweet Pea' her leaves. Can't wait for block 2 to arrive.
Feeling very motivated, I also sewed the binding onto my State Fair Schnibble quilt. I used to struggle with getting bindings 'just right'.
I just didn't get how to join the ends so it wasn't obvious where I'd started and finished, BUT after discovering the Perfect Binding Tutorial at Jaybird Quilts they are looking much better.
This little quilt in Oasis has turned out rather cute. (In fact, I just might have ordered a fat quarter bundle to make Leanne Beasley's Butterfly Garden.) I love all the prints in the range and the greys are especially nice. Hope to get the binding sewn down in the evenings this week. Will have to drag myself away from the hexies.