a little shopping

Spoonflower FQ by jenniferworthen
I did a little shopping recently. Spoonflower had a sale recently where you could get a fat quarter for free and pay only the $1 shipping. I jumped on the deal and snapped up this selvage print that I've wanted for a very long time.
Spoonflower FQ by jenniferworthen
I mean, seriously. So cute, right?
A Little Shopping by jenniferworthen
I also picked up some prints at a great sale at Pink Castle Fabrics. Some Millie's Closet, a yellow blender, and...
Cross-stitch print by jenniferworthen
a really great cross-stitch print. I don't think I'll ever get tired of cross-stitch prints. I just love them!

farmer’s wife::11

FWQA Block 11 - Broken Dishes by jenniferworthen
I've got a fun one for you today - Farmer's Wife block 11, Broken Dishes. My first paper pieced block for Farmer's Wife! It turns out that I really enjoy paper piecing these blocks. Look at how perfect those triangles turned out! The sad part is that I didn't do the scaling right when I printed it, so it's not the right size. So I'll save it for something else (part of the backing? a pillow?), and redo this block with the correct size.

farmer’s wife::9

FWQA Block 9 - Box by jenniferworthen
Another Farmer's Wife block from the reboot, this time, Box. I used starch, but somehow I still ended up with lumps. (They look worse in person than on camera.) I'm going to re-do this one with the same fabrics but with paper piecing, so hopefully that will eliminate any lumps from forming!

improv chevrons

Improv Chevrons by jenniferworthen
Last month in my circle in do. Good Stitches I got to make some improv chevron blocks using the tutorial over at Six White Horses. We were requested to use white, light grey, yellow, green and blue/aqua, all in light, soft shades. It was a little harder than I expected finding these colors in my scrap bins since I tend to lean toward bright colors, but with a few cuts from my yardage stash, I had plenty of prints to pull from.
Improv Chevrons by jenniferworthen
I'm a little sad at how straight the pieces ended up being. I guess that's part of improv sewing. And when you think about it, if it truly is random, you're just as likely to end up with some straighter lines as you are super crooked lines, so I can't be too disappointed. I think this quilt is going to end up pretty cool!

colorblock

Sarah's Baby Quilt by jenniferworthen
One of my good friends Sarah is having a baby girl soon, so Amanda and I got together to make her a baby quilt. She picked out a Stork Maman by Cloud 9 fat quarter set and we got to work. We used the Colorblock pattern by Bijou Lovely and added some coral from my stash to brighten it up.
Sarah's Baby Quilt - Back by jenniferworthen
For the back, Amanda did some awesome piecing with the leftovers from the front, along with a retro flower! Doesn't it look great?
Sarah's Baby Quilt - Piecing by jenniferworthen
Here's a closeup of the piecing. We did simple wide wavy lines for the quilting, and bound it in the same color as the backing background (Kona Stone). Congratulations, Sarah, we're so excited for you!