Yesterday I sewed up a storm. I don't even think that I sewed for too long, but I must have been super efficient and productive with my time, because I got several things done.
First, my business card holder for Sliced, of course. You can read all about my dilemma in yesterday's post.
Then I finished up my Tangerine Tango challenge mini. It only needed binding, but had languished for several weeks. First because I don't enjoy binding, and secondly because I finally decided on a white binding and then promptly ran out of white. That's always how it works, huh?
These were the two ideas that I had instantly upon thinking about this challenge. And they just wouldn't go away. I couldn't have made something else even if I wanted to. I like thinking about both sides as the two part to a story. The front is tangerine and turquoise at odds with each other, a battle of sorts. The back, with its nod to the Venn Diagram [and I thought I'd never use that in my adult life...], celebrates the harmony that can be achieved when they're used together. So lame, right? Haha. Still, it was fun!
I had to really think about the quilting since there's so much negative space that had such quilting potential. In the end, I like the straight-line quilting because I think it reminds me of cartoons/anime when the characters are about to battle and there's all those harried motion lines. But if I had realized I was going to do straight-line quilting I wouldn't have made the orange pieces wonky, because that meant I had to alter my echo lines a little bit on that side of the quilt.
So I've put this in the official entries thread in the Flickr group, and anxiously await the opinion of the judges! :)
And finally, just for funsies last night I decorated a flour sack dish towel. I got the Monaluna toast fabric at the LQS at 50% off, so I bought half a yard, despite that I don't know when I would ever use it in a quilt. But it's SO cute! So I just did simple strips of the fabric on this towel, but have another bigger towel set up for some patchwork with fussy cut toasters. A single towel from the package yielded one traditional size dish towel, and another smaller one. So yay!