sewing when it's too hot to sew, with lecien

Sometimes it's just too darn hot to sew! It's so humid here that my fabric can almost be wrung out. Ok, I'm exaggerating (just a bit) but I had to get out of bed three times last night to drain my air conditioner. So I'm tired and crabby and need something easy to sew.

Enter the dynamic duo of Lecien's sushi rolls! They are called Rococo & Sweet and Petite Fleurs, and they will be coming soon to a fabric shop near you. I'm so happy that Lecien is now doing precuts - sushi rolls, layer cakes and charm packs.  Lecien is a Japanese fabric manufacturer, and they're famous for their bright Flower Sugar fabrics. You already know how much I love those!

I'm making a quick, easy strip quilt that was designed by Carrie Nelson for Quilts and More magazine's Winter 2014 issue. You might be familiar with Carrie's pattern company, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co, or you might already follow her on Instagram (she's @ModaRosie). I'm making 64 sixteen patch blocks. I'm combining both fabric collections, focusing mostly on the light and medium prints, with just a few darks. The fabulous magnetic pin bowl and ruler pal are by Jodi Nelson and came from her Etsy shop here. They're out of stock now but will be back on Monday, July 13.

I especially like the lavenders. That's a color that we don't see often enough, and it's a color that I don't have in my stash.

I've finished 20 blocks, with another 44 to be made. Now can I get them all sewn before my big move in less than three weeks?!

Happy weekend, everybody!