It's Spring Break, and I'm going to the beach! I'm so excited!
I always have to pack some beach reading material. My little beach bag is packed with my camera, an "American Patchwork and Quilting" magazine with a quilt designed by Pat Sloan on the front cover, Mark Lipinksi's "Quilter's Home", and a book written by Lisa Boyer called Stash Envy. I'm thinking this may go perfect with my overwhelming scrap collection.
I may have told you this, but I take my sewing machine on vacations with me, along with a few projects. Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and what could be more relaxing? I love the beach, and shopping, but my sewing machine helps during the times that could be boring. I don't like to be bored!
My star crossing that was on my design wall now looks like
this, with pins, notes, and all. I shot a picture of each 4 patch section with my digital camera. I then labeled each section as row 1 A, row 1, B, and so on. I also wrote on the little post it note the coordinating picture number on my SD card. This way when I lay the blocks out to sew, I can look at the picture on my digital camera, lay out the block, and start sewing!
To get in the mood of the beach scene I packed my flamingo quilt designed by Carol Burniston. She is Barbara Brandeburg's sister.
I will miss you guys, but I'll be back, soon.
Until then, have fun!