Wednesday, June 29, 2011
June Bee Blocks and WIP Wednesday
I don't have a lot of progress to show on my current quilting WIP, my drunkard's path quilt - I haven't touched it since my last WIP wednesday update two weeks ago! I have been traveling a bit, spent time with Lawson and enjoyed the beautiful weather over the weekend, and just haven't had a lot of time for quilting. The quilting time I have had has gone to my more time-sensitive projects... I just finished up my "hexing around the block" do. Good Stitches blocks for June (for Lee - you probably saw her fun tutorial for these blocks). I love the bright summery color palette she chose and these blocks are so fun to highlight a fussy-cut center!
And since I can't resist posting another photo, I also made these fun patchwork placemats for the Spicing Up the Kitchen Swap. I'll be getting the placemats and the bee blocks in the mail today. I also made my Knit Peasant Dress and wrote up the tutorial... so I guess it's not like I haven't had any time to sew, it's just that other things have jumped ahead of my quilt. I am really hoping to make some serious progress on the drunkard's path today and tomorrow, especially since I would like to finish the top for this quilt before I start cutting for the Kaleidoscope QAL (hopefully next week!).
But then again, I just saw this call for boy's t-shirts from Fishsticks Designs (her blog was down when I checked but hopefully that link will work soon). I looked in my goodwill donations bag and found these too-small/too-short tank tops that I think will be great to refashion into little boys t-shirts (and I'm hoping to do some freezer paper stenciling again, too!). So hopefully I will have time to both work on my quilt and on this new fun distracting project in the coming week...
I'm linking up again to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced: