Sashing Away

I've had to limit both my sewing and online computer time due to some back/shoulder/arm issues.  It's challenging, but slowly the FW quilt grows ...

It's about halfway sashed and I'm hoping to finish it up this weekend!!

Even though we don't experience much in the way of the changing leaves of Fall in the City, I love this time of year! The light is softer and the fog stays away (well, at least half the time).

Bento Box quilt

City Hall, San Francisco

-- Claudia


A "mini" mixer

Making a mini quilt feels satisfying considering my limited attention span these days (not to mention lack of sewing time).  We'll just forget all of those WIPs languishing in my sewing area.

Mini Mixer
11.5" x 11.5"
I needed to whip up something super quick for my friend's birthday.  Initially, I thought I'd make her some potholders; and I found this really neat paper pieced pattern but soon realized it would come out too large for a potholder.  I was severely pressed for time, otherwise, I would've resized it smaller.  As it was, I modified the pattern a bit and if I had more time, there are a few more things I'd change ... oh well, next time!

Here's the pattern and initial pieced block:

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This has been a difficult last couple of weeks.  I've been dealing with back issues so I'm trying to limit both my sewing and computer time.  But I've been chipping away at some small things.  

Some progress on a hand applique (carry along) project:

Our hens are growing!  This is our "red".

I hope to share some progress on my Farmer's Wife quilt soon!  Here's a snapshot from our little "urban farm"!