Spring is in the air!

As spring approaches, my desire to knit and spin is getting less and less as I find myself drawn to embroidery and quilting.  Don’t get me wrong, I love knitting and spinning but I sometimes I need a change. I am just about finished with my sweater, working on the sleeves, and will be working on my socks once it is finished and packed away until the end of the year.

This past weekend I was so happy to visit a few of my favorite quilt shops and picked up fabric for fun project, such as table runners, including one using hexies (English Paper Piecing).  I love batik fabrics and I couldn’t resist picking up a few pieces with a southwest inspired theme.  I am planning to make a hexie pieced table runner with these pieces, along with a few I have in my fabric stash.

I also picked up a fat quarter set of  fabrics by Robert Hoffman in All A Twitter.  This collection is beautiful and the colors are just perfect for a spring inspired table runner.

And of course my purchases would not be complete without a holiday themed set of fabric, so I came home with a panel and a fabric designed by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio for Maywood Fabrics called the Salem Quilt Show. 
Love this coordinationing fabric!

Part of the panel shown below 

I found a kit on Etsy that I may have to purchase and make the 48” x 56” quilt. The kit has the charcoal colored version of the panel, which I think is very striking with the coordinating fabrics.  I’m not sure if my sewing skill set is good enough to try the kit, but I guess I will never know until I try.
I am also working on my Home Sampler Sampler this week and enjoying the stitch along hosted by the designer, Kathy Schmitz.  This is a fun piece and will definitely be perfect for a quilted border.
Until next time… be creative!

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