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This and That

Now that the big dragon quilt project is pretty much over (still need to sew a sleeve on the back and make the label)... I've been going over my sewing area and doing a little cleaning and sewing.  I recently was super inspired by another PMQG member, Susan Beal, who has been wearing skirts and dresses she sews herself.  After talking with her, I purchased the Barcelona Skirts pattern by Amy Butler.
I'm excited to try making something to wear ~ but it's very scary.  I don't even know what kind of fabric(s) I want to use yet.  Being a larger girl, clothes in general are kind of scary, but I'm in need of a little change.

I just made a couple BOM blocks.  Our guild is doing this thing where they have a tutorial for a new block at every meeting ~ you then make 2 of those blocks.  You keep one and give one to the guild at the next meeting.  The blocks given are then pieced together by different BEE's for charity quilts.  Such a great idea!  Here's the one I'm giving this month:

This second one is the one I'm keeping ~ it was the first one I made and is a little off and wonky... but I can make it work for my own sampler quilt!  Here is the BOM we did last month:
I have it pictured with another block I made using Anita's Arrowheads pattern ~ super fun way to piece together a block!  I think I'll be making a quilt using those in some way. 

Recently I finally got a chance to go to Cool Cottons with a gift card I got for my birthday last month (I know... how could I have waited so long??)  Anyway, since I don't have a set plan in my head for what I want to do next, I just bought some things I liked:
I'm still helping my daughter work on her cosplay costume for Sakura-Con... so that's where my sewing time has been spent lately.  When that is done, and then I plan on getting busy with more quilty goodness!


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