First I stopped by the Moda Bake Shop, which is one of my regular stops. They have tons of free patterns, most are geared to pre-cuts but you can certainly do your own cutting and achieve the same results. The first two looked simple enough,
a herringbone pot holder
and a patchwork wine gift bag. Not bad but I kept scrolling.
Next was this mystery quilt. OK, not a quick project but I want to make an Irish Chain quilt one of these days so it caught my eye and I opened the recipe.
Well, one thing lead to another - as it always does on the Internet - and I found myself here at Sew We Quilt. Its a site where you can sign up to do a project, post your finished work, and then "blog hop" around to see what other people have done with the same pattern. Kind of a combination of a challenge, a show and tell, and a driver to get people to your site. (Inspiring if you need motivation to stay on task to finish a project.) Tons of fun stuff here!
Anyway, that site lead me to Jillily Studio and this fun "Holiday Lane Pillow".
I printed out the pillow and these "Very Merry" place mats.
She has other free patterns that look like fun as well. Isn't the Internet a fascinating place? Some days I can't find anything of value and then there are days like these where I could have just kept going and going. You never know what you'll find.
I don't know about you but I love getting inspired so early in the morning!
Now - housework or sewing? Hmmmm . . . what will you be doing this weekend?