Well I'm feeling a little better this week about the news from the government, but not much. Of course, stabbings, shootings, vans being used as weapons seems to be increasing world wide so that's not good news. But, I was able to focus more on the things I like this week than last week. Having other bloggers encouraging positive thoughts is priceless.
So, without further ado, here is my like list for this week.
1. Having breakfast for the first time at Panera Bread. Oh .my. goodness. I had an individual ham and cheese quiche , passion tea and saved a mandarin orange muffin for the next day. I highly recommend all of them. Of course they were not gluten free so it was my treat day. There was no time for photos, people.
2. My new project on the design wall this week -Christmas Garden quilt. I combined three charm packs plus some extra scrap charms to make these blocks. I did not use all the charms so the others will probably be put together in another quilt or runners. I love how the jewel tone prints I did choose are offset by lighter charm edges:
3.The Tokyo Train Ride top I put together this week also. The charm pack from the same name is from Cotton and Steel by Sarah Watts. I used an olive green Bella Solid jelly roll for the sashing. It's a baby size to throw size right now:
I wish the prints were more visible. They are of Japanese hillsides, cartoon characters etc.
4. My most fun project started this week: A Tea Cake quilt with tutorial from MSQC, Layer Cakes used were from Quilting Treasures=Notting Hill by Kensington, plus using the Cake Mix Recipe book #2 Block 5 from Moda :
I saw Jenny's tute and just had to try this. Designed by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, the book contains these papers you pin to a layer cake and sew on the dotted lines (in a specific easy order) and then cut on the solid lines.
Here is one block:
How sweet! I enjoyed this and like the idea I can sit even for a few minutes and make a block easily but appears intricate. Yes. And, the above block is just one pattern made from these cut pieces. I think there are 5 different patterns on this recipe card.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the post. Please go on over to Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color to see more "likes".
Have a wonderful day.