After all of my down days lately I think I've finally got my sewing groove back. I worked on my Red & White Challenge Quilt, which is due on December 14th and I think I will actually finish quilting and binding it in time. I used the cutting mat from my new Martelli Round-About to square up my blocks. Here are the scraps:
Tonight I worked on a orange clutch for my quilt guild's Holiday Bazaar, which is December 11th. I like how it turned out and I think I'll be making a larger version, maybe a tote bag. The idea came from makercrate.com but I made this one a bit different. I used a great orange melton wool and faux leather for the hexagons, and an invisible zipper (because that's all Haberman Fabrics had tonight when I needed it at 8:30 pm). I pressed it using the ironing pad from my new my Round-About.
And now that I've looked at it here I could see where I forgot to stitch a row on the right side so I've since correct that.
When I sew I just feel so much happier. Being creative is the perfect balance to my day job where I'm so left-brained sometimes my head hurts! I've got lots of sewing projects to make for Christmas so it's a good thing that my mojo has returned.
Oh, and that Red & White challenge quilt -- stay tuned for the reveal, once the 14th has come and gone.