GOALS FROM LAST WEDNESDAY:
1. Finish quilting my Quilt Barf quilt
2. Piece together Swoon Block #8
Not even a little bit.
3. Start and finish the Old Maid's Puzzle block in the Sister's Ten BOM
The one on the right looks like summery candy corn.
I'm running into trouble with my BOM, I'm running out of fabric. And since Mendocino has been out of print for YEARS, I'm having to get creative with the solids I have. Thank goodness I only have two more months of blocks left...
So, Anna, Allison, and I did a little 20-somethings swippity swap, and it was SO AWESOME. Anna made us pillowcases, Allison made pencil/crochet hook rolls, and I made mug rugs and mini quilts.
I knew that I wanted to do a Lone Star block, since I've been admiring Lone Star quilts for ages. I found a superb tutorial for a Lone Star block without any y-seams, so I gave it a whirl.
Anna's mug rug turned out perfect, if I do say so myself. This was the first block I made, and I'm so proud of it! She loves lime green and bright colors, and I thought that pop of yellow would really make the block stand out. I quilted it with different color threads in the shape of the star.
In our email thread, Allison let slip that she loves Flea Market Fancy. Well, since I'm making a Swoon Quilt out of FMF, I busted into my stash and made this lovely thing :) It's colorful and busy and very heavily quilted (which I've never tried before, but worked out nicely!) and I like how it's balanced. But that's just my opinion.
And these are the gifts I received in return :)
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT OH MY GOD.
But for real. That tiny chicken print, I have been eyeing for MONTHS. Oh Anna, you know me so well. I'm taking this pillowcase with me overseas for SURE.
And the WORLD'S MOST PERFECT PENCIL ROLL
Oh I absolutely died when I opened this. It's so cute and the colors fit me to a T!
Both of my friends sent goodies too (as if these fantastic gifts weren't enough...) fat quarters, ribbon, tape, and CANDY. I am a lucky lucky girl to have friends like them :)
NOW ON TO SEWING.