Wow! It's been an exciting week! I've finished a quilt for Another Little Quilt Swap 4, joined my first quilting bee, for some insane reason volunteered to do the first month, AND I've started falling into the hexie black hole!
But first - a finish by my friend Cassie! Cassie started out this year saying, "I can't quilt!" She is now the poster child for "Yes You Can!" This is actually her second quilt, but she did this one without much assistance at all, and it's the first full size quilt she's done. Isn't it beautiful!!
Cassie and I have such a funny relationship - my daughter isn't a whole lot younger than Cassie, but when I'm with Cassie, I really don't think about the difference in our ages until she says something like, "I used to watch that on video when I was a kid!" and I have to say, "We didn't have videos when I was a kid!!"
And here's my finish for the week, aptly named Mid Century Modern - but first the inspiration, a Frank Lloyd Wright window design:
Here's a close-up of the quilting stitch I hinted at in an earlier blog post:
I really love the way this little quilt came out - the interlocking squares in the quilting makes the back as interesting as the front, I think! And the fabrics (just stuff from my stash that I didn't even remember until I ran across them in a stash box) look so much like glass with the sun coming through - serendipity! My husband looked at it and said, "You're giving this away?" I told him yes, but we'd get another in exchange. He looked at me as if I was crazy and said, "It won't look as good as this one!" High praise from my husband - but he's not seen the beautiful quilts that have already been posted for the swap - and more to come! I can't wait to see all the designs as they are posted.....
KarrieLyne of Freckled Whimsy is "bee mama" on a new quilting bee called "Bee Splendid" and I've decided to jump in! It's my first quilting bee, and I'm really excited! As I mentioned before, I volunteered to take on the first month, which means I've really got to get moving to get pattern and fabrics picked out and in the mail before the end of June! I'm really leaning towards making a scrappy quilt, so I can probably pull most of the fabrics out of my stash - hooray!!! More on this in the next couple of weeks.....
We are going to a family wedding this weekend, which means lots of sitting around while traveling and in the hotel. With this in mind, I'm cutting out paper hexies and fabric tomorrow to take with me - we'll see if I can avoid the addiction or if I'm going to end up with something made of hexies........
I'm headed off now to check out all the other wonderful Friday finishes on Amy's Sew&Tell Friday - stop by and see them for yourself!! Have a great weekend!!