I'm on a roll. Posting on my blog! Getting tops done! Cleaning my sewing room! WOOHOO. Amazing what you can get done when you aren't babysitting or traveling!! That being said, I am heading to SF today to babysit the kids the next few days; they are coming to our house for the weekend and then my dh and I are heading up to the cabin in Oregon. YEAH!
I whipped up a top for the kid's group using a large panel I bought last year. I cut them into 8" squares and added sashing. I even pieced a few pinwheels to add to the mix so it'd at least look somewhat creative!
I had a great crayon fabric for the backing and off it went to the long-arm quilters for their magic! It was fun and, honestly, I am happy to get something done for a change. These monthly blocks are making me feel very ineffective. Piles of blocks waiting for assembly.
That being said, I did make a few more blocks for the Moda Blockheads II project. My color theme is red/white/blue, in case you can't tell. VBG I am way behind but that's ok.
And I did this month's Cheddarback blocks (or at least my version). I'm still thinking about the sashing I'm going to us. I need 3 yds so I will have to buy something or mix it up, which isn't bad either, right??
I decided to change up the 2 baskets since many people posted on Facebook that they were struggling with getting them to be the right size. I figured that I didn't need to have them exactly like they said since it's my quilt after all and no one is going to compare it and say that a block here or there varies from the original. Right?? I found patterns for the baskets in one of my all-time favorite books: Around The Block. GREAT resource!
I also sold a few piles of fat quarter bundles I'd bought years ago at Quilt Market. There is still one left. It's Hope Chest by Laundry Basket Quilts. There are 24 fat quarters which I'd like to sell for $1.25/ea so $30 for the bundle. (plus shipping). Let me know if you're interested.
Of course getting rid of about 200 fat quarters did not make a dent in the stash; nor did the three little quilts I finished recently. :-))
But I'm hoping it made some room for any possible purchases I make in the future. My friend Claire and I are heading to Maine and Vermont for the quilt show at the end of June (and a visit first with Wendy Reed and Cyndi Black!).
Anyone else going? Also wondering about stops/shops we shouldn't miss between Portland Maine and Burlington Vermont... Claire wants to go to Keepsake Quilting but other than that, we have days to just wander and shop!! Doesn't that sound like heaven?? We are hoping to find some antique shops as well. That is always fun. Or and restaurants??!! Or hiking trails??