Sew It All is hitting newsstands later this week so I've been given permission to finally share one of my favorite projects! This sweet little picnic blanket has been finished for almost a year now and was one of the first things I made out of vintage sheets.
It's a simple hand-tied, 16 square block quilt that even beginning sewers can put together. There is no binding involved and if you enjoy embroidery and embellishments you can fancy it up a bit!
I also contributed a toddler shirt with reverse applique. It's a simple concept and even easier to execute if you'd like to add a little something to your toddler's wardrobe.
You can find both projects and about 43 others in this premiere issue published by Sew News. There are some great projects inside that I'm looking forward to trying in the new year and each one comes with clear instructions and illustrations.
In other news, we've spent the weekend with Brett's family celebrating his dad's birthday and an early Christmas. This morning as we were leaving to see his grandparents I bent over and couldn't get straight again. It's been six weeks since Ruby was born and if I remember correctly I had a similar problem after having Sebastian that left me in bed and unable to move without large doses of Advil and heat packs. I'm guessing that things got a little misaligned during labor and my back muscles aren't as strong since I've not been able to do much exercising until now. Off to the chiropractor this afternoon to see if he can get me walking so we can all enjoy the rest of this Christmas week.
I hope your Monday is a little more exciting than usual!