Peter and I have been waking much earlier than normal the past few weekends and heading out to flea markets, estate sales, and vintage shops hunting for things for the house. We haven't actually found any of the items we need, however, we have come across several things that found their way into my shopping bag regardless. Some things are just too pretty to pass up, especially when the price is right.
I'm not sure what to call this piece exactly; it's 16" square and a finished piece, so I don't think "block" is the right term. I've just been referring to it as a sample. Any quilters out there know if that's the correct term? Also, I would add that normally I go for more abstract/random quilts that don't seem to follow a traditional pattern, but I really loved this particular design.
Right now, it's sitting on top of the cabinet in our dining room. I've thought about turning it into a pillow--it's already standard pillow size--but I'm not super experienced with my sewing machine, which was passed down from my mom and is really really old and finicky, and I definitely don't want to mess it up. I might try to make it into a pillow in the future after practicing on other things, or I might just frame it and hang it on the wall.
I hope everyone's having a good week so far. I had a rough day at the dentist yesterday and am still feeling a bit sore and having trouble eating today...think I might actually need to go back in to have something looked at. Anyway, I'm taking it easy at home today and trying to finish some things for my Etsy shop. I have many things half-finished that desperately need to be completed, photographed, and listed. (Did I mention that my dentist bill was huge? Ugh.) Hopefully, I'll have a shop update later this week! xo, Mary