Well, it's Friday again - and time to link to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday! It's been a fairly productive week - it started off with this little quilt, which is going to a mom who's just been put on modified bed rest for the last few weeks of her pregnancy. We thought it might cheer her up a little, and it's such a fun quilt - all the little kids on it flying kites! It's not a fancy quilt - just a bunch of strip print panels that I sewed together in a pinwheel - but it will make a great play quilt as the baby grows up!
Here's a picture of the new label we're trying out for the quilt ministry - I got the idea from Oh! Fransson's labeling process. I like it because it's a little more subtle, and doesn't compete with any design on the back.
I also worked on blocks for Amy's Simple Sampler Quilt Along this morning. Here's what I came up with for the first two:
I'm really proud of myself, too - I didn't go to the store at all, just used fabrics out of my stash! I've got a pack of fifteen fat quarters that I was holding back to do a quilt for Lilli's new "bruddersisser", whenever he/she gets here, and decided that this quilt would be as good as any to make it up in! I think it's going to be really cute when we get all the squares done! It's so easy to just do a couple of blocks a week - these only took about half an hour, that I'm thinking about working on several of these in different fabrics, then finishing them up for Christmas presents - just gotta pull out some fabrics!
Then I worked up two squares for Bee Splendid. This is my month, so I'll be excited to see what everyone sends back to me, but I thought I really ought to try to make it myself before everyone else had to just in case there was something really weird about the directions or the fabric I sent! I love the way these came out - it's going to make a wonderful, scrappy, colorful quilt, I think!!
And once again, these fabrics came out of my stash - well, at least most of them - I had to buy some white on white pieces - I just don't have a lot of white in my stash. I can see, though, that I'm going to need to keep some on hand. I love these blocks and I can foresee doing lots of these in the future! I think it would make a good Saturday quilting bee block........
And last but not least, Beth over at Love Laugh Quilt is doing a Striped Challenge, and I decided to join in. I pulled out some striped fabric today and while I was looking at several, I realized that one of them had the same colors as a piece of fabric I picked up a long time ago. I love the brilliant green sunbursts on this teal blue fabric but hadn't been able to find anything to use it for - it's a little odd in coloration and didn't quite work with anything else I had paired it up with... But when I put it with this stripe, I just loved the combination!
I'm thinking of doing several and sashing them in white - but I may change my mind when I have more than one to lay out and see how they work together! This may not be quite what Beth had in mind, and it probably won't be the only thing I work on with stripes for this challenge, but I love this block! Thanks to Beth, though, I'll have some more stripes to play with - I won her striped fabric giveaway! My first win - and what a great one! So stay tuned for more striped projects - I can't wait!!
So now, I'm heading over to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday to see what everyone else has been working on this week! Be sure to check them all out!!