I certainly haven't been overachieving like some people I could mention (hmm, Mrs P) but have a few bits to share.
Firstly - shopping. My greatest skill/vice! Thanks to Annie at http://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/ my credit card took another hit.
She has this stack of Garden Wall range which has really mad prints including these two.
I also gave in and got myself some Melody Miller Ruby Star Shining. I have hesitated over this as it is so pricey, but I saw some in real life a few weeks ago and liked the texture so went for a stack. Don't you love the clocks and typewriters?
But what I needed most was these. Old age is creeping up and I had real trouble a few weeks ago threading my needle when doing my hexies.
I had a play at making a name tag for the Fat Quarterly Retreat Swap. I can't show the front which is best as it isn't great but I was pleased with how I constructed the badge part. I used heavy sew-in interfacing to give it structure and stitched a basting pin to the back. I will have to have another play soon.
I also made this mini, inspired by our LMQG challenge. It caused me so many problems. This was the first time I used a black solid and I couldn't get the quilting right. I unpicked 3 different colours and styles before the final version. I wanted to have shooting stars and imagined the quilting to be the star trails, but it looked rubbish. You can see it in the bottom left of the picture.
In the end I went for this grey and FMQ swirls and stars.
Finally I have another corner of the paper piecing quilt put together with all the paper pulled out. That means I'm half way through. Hooray.