I’m running around this weekend NOT sewing, but made some fun discoveries I’d like to share.
The first is Make Modern magazine, an online magazine based in Australia. I just signed up for a trial subscription, and I’m really impressed. It’s loaded with quilting patterns, ideas, and tips. What’s even better is that the ideas are modern and fresh – in keeping with the Itty Bitty Handmade aesthetic. They have a fantastic online pattern gallery where you can look at patterns from past issues and buy the issue separately if you wish. There are so many I want to try!
Another discovery I made is this darling succulent mini-quilt pattern from Rachel Rossi. Designs. I have no connection to Rachel Rossi or her site; I just found this pattern online and purchased it this weekend. I’m impressed by the thoroughness of the pattern – I can’t wait to actually get some time to give it a shot! I love mini-quilts because they’re a chance to hone skills for larger projects, and they usually finish up a bit quicker so you get that great feeling of having accomplished something! I recommend that anyone who has finished an Itty Bitty Handmade quilt kit give a mini-quilt a try as their next step in quilting.