Yesterday afternoon I got busy on my first fabric challenge piece for quilt guild. During the blog hop I had the pleasure of visiting Quilt Doodle Designs and then her design pages when I spotted a penguin motif a quilting friend might be interested in for one her projects. She wanted seahorses and/or penguins. Odd combo but apparently a baby on the way and my friend was looking for possibilities. Anyway, my search led me to her etsy page where I found a cute cupcake design. I had originally thought I would use a foundation pieced one I had found through craftsy designed by Cyrile at Bubblestitch Quilts. Here is the location of her pattern.
It could have gone either way but I guess I felt more like doing applique instead of foundation piecing. The cupcake print and the daisy print are Michael Miller prints and I believe from the "It's A Girl Thing" collection. The retreat committee had sample pieces sent as giveaways this past fall but it arrived too late for that purpose so it was passed out as a fabric challenge instead. Loose rules: Use some of the fabric. Make something, anything.
It is always fun to dig around in your stash and see if you have anything that will work. The pink needed to be of a more blue-y pink than an orange-y coral pink or grayed down version. I looked at some of the leftovers from my sewing machine cover and through a couple might work---the stripe and paisley anyway. I am obviously not done with it. It still needs a yo-yo on top of the cupcake and little buttons on the aqua-turquoise piece. I dug through my button box and of the two colors I would consider using for this, I only had 5 buttons and I need 7. Quilting is not done either. I am thinking that this could be used as a standalone wall hanging for our birthdays OR it could be one of the Amy Bradley quiltlets from "Seasonal Quilter" I checked the size and this will be close. I didn't get it quite centered so "it is what it " half done, LOL. Not starting over.
But first I thought I might finally get the button hole applique done on the Halloween piece before I change out the machine foot to quilt. We had some thunderstorms blow through so I didn't get started on it yet. I have had one mother board blow out and do not care to replace another!
Maybe after supper? Mostly I have been working in the computer updating software, drivers, cleaning up my start menu etc, not even leaving the house today unless you count a couple of trips out to my storage area, LOL. For now, it is time to start supper and I'll aspire only to that. Yesterday I got so busy on the applique piece that I realized too late that I should have started the pizza dough an hour or so earlier. I sent DJ out for one instead. I won't get away with that two nights in a row!! Also I still have a bit of paperwork to tend to so this might be a knitting day today and sew tomorrow instead. No giant rush to complete, after all.