Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Getting Back on Track

Forgive me, Blogland. It has been 12 days since my last post.
I was just out of it for a while. I'm feeling better now and happy to be sewing again.

The Three by Three Swap is sooo much fun! I've never done a swap before and I'm loving it. Here is the first batch of swapped blocks that I received last week. I love the variety of fabrics.

And these are my June blocks that I shipped out today. The focus fabric is Field Study Glimmer by Kristine Baerlin and the pretty green on the right is Bloom by Sandy Gervais. I wish I had lots more of that perfect green.

How cute is this bear? It was made from t-shirt scraps (of which I have a huge bag full).
Katie, what do you think? I could make these bears for the girls from their hospital caps.

I finished Janet's picnic quilt today, just in the nick of time for her family to use on vacation. (They are leaving in the morning! I told you I need a deadline!) It was her first quilt top and I offered to quilt it for her in exchange for a felted wool bag that she knitted for me. A fair trade, I'd say, except my bag was done months ago!

We had seen the idea for rock pockets somewhere (so it doesn't blow away, you know?), so I added triangles on the back in each corner. Then I thought it would be fun if it had handles, so I added those. Fun!

The vintage yardage used for the back, binding and handles was inherited from a relative. The fabrics for the front were chosen to coordinate with it. The green is prettier in person, not as acidic as it looks in the photo. A successful first quilt, don't you agree? Hopefully the first of many!

In other crafty news, Julia did some duct tape weaving and made a purse for a friend's birthday. Oops. We forgot to take a picture of it finished. It was super cute!

Happy Summer!


Katie said...

Hi Aunt Tina,
I love the bear it is really cute! We can forget the tooth pocket. I love the picture of Dad and Lily in the tent. She definitely thinks of "pop" as one of her little friends.

Lurline said...

Lots of pretties there and I just love that quilt!
Hugs - Lurline♥


so cute is that tied up picnic blanket! plus I love zig zag quilts. enjoy this lovely day!