While I did finish up some projects, for the end of the month I took on little hand-sewing amusements, such as
the wool applique banner for July...
the 2012 Aurifil Designers' Block for June...
and the first of 3-5 Crabapple Hill embroidered Halloween panels that I have no idea what I'm going to do with (I smell a future Fall giveaway)
After that I've spent my time playing with the Slice Fabrique cutter (not exactly a fan yet), cleaning up the little messes I've made in the studio, and leafing through the quilt magazines looking for a new project.
I might have found one
It's Candy Store, by Rebecca Wells, and it was featured in the May/June Fons and Porter magazine. In addition to the single solid fabric used in the sashing/border/binding, it uses 18 fat quarters. And I think I've got the perfect fabric for it...
My Kaffe Fassett polka dots. I just happen to have 21 different fat quarters from that line, so I'm set (I've got a stash of solids in the studio closet to choose from). I love it when you can find the perfect fabric for a project in your stash.
I might start this tomorrow, but I think I'd best do the quilting on my sister's table runner that she dropped off a few months ago. And after that, I should sandwich the mystery quilt for my daughter and get that quilted and out of here. Come the 13th, I've got two days of classes with Gyleen Fitzgerald, with a quilt to be made for each, so I should probably hold off on this one until I've finished what I've started, and what's inked in on the project board.
Happy Hour lasted a little longer than I expected that past Friday and I never got back to post the Fast Friday Giveaway, so let's just offer that up right here and now.
I'm giving away a fat quarter pack of 5 bright prints from the Hot House fabric line. There's multiple ways to get your name in the drawing. Choose one, or choose them all, each one gets you one entry.
- Leave a comment on this post telling me what you'd make with these.
- If you're a follower, leave a comment to that effect.
- Post the giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment that you did. (I think that most of us find out about giveaways through the grapevine, and I appreciate that those posts are shared, so let's keep the sharing alive).
- BONUS: Leave a comment on any other post I get in before the close of the giveaway and you'll get an extra chance for each (one comment per post, please).
I'll choose a winner this coming Sunday. Good luck in the drawing, and have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July. Stay cool, and be sure to hydrate (and if you're South Down Under....stay warm with a hot cuppa something