Now that the latest version of Floating is finished, it’s time to move on to the next project on my To Do list. I was excited to see that my next project will be ‘Gravity’ by Jaybird Quilts.

You may remember that earlier this year I was asked to make ‘Cookie Cutter’ and a pillow using the Alphabet Soup pattern. I also used the Alphabet Soup pattern to make Jenny’s wall hanging.  I have to be honest, before I made those I wasn’t thrilled about Jaybird’s patterns. All those angular shapes! And having to purchase special rulers to make their patterns griped me. (Disclosure: I’ve since found that templates can be used, but no way I was doing that!)

But when I was at the AQS show in the spring, I bought the SideKick ruler. And you know what, it didn’t hurt much at all! 🙂 I have also added the Hex n’ More ruler to my collection and I’m happy to have both of them. Now I can whip up those Jaybird patterns and I love making them.

In 2018, I’ll be teaching Gravity as a block of the month program at the local quilt shop. So it is time for me to get the quilt made so people can see what the finished quilt will look like.

Yesterday I started cutting pieces for three of the blocks. There are nine colorful blocks, with each block made in two different colors. Here are the pieces for Block 1:

Gravity Quilt Block 1I am cutting two of each colorway for each block. One block will be pieced so I can make the quilt. The second block will be used when I start teaching the BOM program. Look at this – I’m feeling so organized right now!

Precutting Gravity Quilt BlocksHere is Block 1 and Block 7 hanging on the design wall:

Gravity Block 1 and 7

Block 1 and Block 7

I had a good time playing in my sewing room yesterday.  These blocks go together faster than one would think. The most time consuming part of the process is pressing out the fabric I’m using, and then making decisions on which six colors to use in each block. Once that decision is made, cutting and assembly goes quickly.

I just have to share with you a shot of the wastebasket in my sewing room. Nothing is better than playing with fabric and nibbling on some chocolate – right??

Scraps and ChocolateToday it’s back to work with lots of customer quilts to work on. I’m up against a couple of deadlines, so I’m working hard to make the best use of my available time. Tuesday night starts a new Beginning Quilting class; I’m excited to introduce more people to this fun craft!

These wonderful things are what I’m crushing on this week – what about you? What has you excited to be in your sewing space on this Main Crush Monday? You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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