I've truly missed blogging over these past several weeks but I had a lot of deadlines to meet and I didn't want to pop in with one of those posts where I said something like, "Yes, I am sewing but I can't show you anything yet, so here's a picture of my kids fingerpainting."
I had a birthday, my sister stitched this up for me:
These two really have been keeping me busy. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever sew again!
Summer brings its distractions too, my parents live only 25 minutes away and we have been swimming every chance we get. I also was addicted to this book and really got sucked into Burn Notice Season 6 (not my typical kind of choice for TV viewing - but it's good!).
Oh wait... I said I didn't want to do a non-crafty post. I actually have been doing A LOT of sewing - I have completed 3 larger sized quilts, from start to finish, within the past month or so. I'm kind of tired.
Here's the first project that started with blocks like this:
84 crazy nine patch blocks, plus 5 yards of a large scale print, equal this:
It's a very simple, easy quilt to make and based on a design I did a while ago. It is a perfect pattern to feature that large scale fabric that you just can't cut into tiny pieces.
I backed it with one of my most favorite Amy Butler prints from her Daisy Chain line and bound it in a small green dot from my stash. Laurena was kind enough to squeeze me in at her longarm studio at the last minute - I did a quick wavy line design with occasional swirls.