We had quite the productive weekend here at the Walsh household. My littlest sisters were hanging out, so I drafted them as ironers in the hopes that I could catch up on some of the sewing I have not been doing. We have the sewing/ironing thing down to a science. As I am chain piecing, someone cuts the blocks that have been sewn off of the "chain," irons them and puts them in their proper place: the 'done' pile if they are finished, the 'works in progress' pile if they are not. I never have to stop sewing! And, we get SO MUCH DONE!
During the time we were sewing today, we got 50 blocks made for a new quilt, one that will debut at Spring market. It is called Brix. I can't say a ton about the actual quilt at the moment but I can tell you that it is named after a friend of ours...my sister-in-law, Tara, is a Chicago Police Canine officer. Brix is her partner! Here they are together:
Aren't they cute?
I am using my some of my new favorite fabs for this quilt: Marcia Derse designs from her first three lines. Last year, I had the pleasure of hosting our bolts of these fabrics in my house. These saturated colors and fresh designs stayed on my kitchen island until I reluctantly dropped them off at Janine's studio. It was fun while it lasted.
Although my studio is still located in my dining room, I still have been able to get some things accomplished and I feel good about that!