I sew. Last night just after I feel asleep, one of the kiddos woke me up. When I got back to bed, I realized I was no longer sleepy--not at all. I laid in bed for a full hour before I decided it was a waste and got up to sew. I squared up oodles of HST for my quilt. Then I made this super fun kitchen towel. I definitely plan to make a few more. I bought a few white towels ages ago to do this exact thing, but it has remained undone for months. Finally at 2 a.m. I pulled out the towel and some fun kitcheny fabric and started sewing.
I used Mary's tutorial from Pin, Sew, Press to put it together. I love it. I'm so tired of my kids pulling my towels onto the floor. I'm hoping this solution helps.
I'd really like to do some more small projects like this for our house this year to personalize it. I've gone back and forth on how to decorate my kitchen. I have several citrus colored items and have decided I really want to go with that. I have a few more ideas that I'll hopefully post soon.
Another project in the works is my first block for the Sew Beautiful Bee. Cherie asked us to do Dresdens. I've never done one before so I did a trial run. Applique is not among my favorite projects, but I think my trial block turned out pretty well. Now I get to do it all again with her fabric.
I think we'll have some challenging blocks this year with our bee, and I will probably do trial runs with many of them. I have a fat quarter bundle of this fabric and am considering doing all my trial blocks from this fabric and then making a quilt made up of all the other blocks from our bee. I'll have to see how they fit together as everyone else has their month. For now, I think this guy will remain unfinished.