There are other quilting related things I could/should be doing (e.g. finishing my Sweet 16 challenge quilt, quilting the Mister's quilt) instead I have been piecing on my machine. I discovered that I have really missed everything about making a patchwork block(s), choosing the fabrics, cutting the parts out, piecing them together and that wonderful feeling of seeing a block come together.
During my recent blog reading I came across a quiltalong for a small quilt called My Small World - a Jen Kingwell pattern in the Special Spring edition of Quiltmania (click on the magazine image and you can flick through selected portions of the magazine) and I thought it would make a great project to help use up some of my many scraps.
So I've been having a very enjoyable few days piecing little bits of fabric together. The quilt has plenty of variety in it: there are applique blocks, English Paper Piecing and even a little embroidery. I will be personalising my quilt here and there, I've already put my name on one of the apartment buildings. I'm in no hurry to finish this project, so I will more than likely keep it for the weekend and continue with my other projects during the week.