Friday again, already?? Well, I can tell I'm not going to be getting as much done this summer - but I'm going to have fun with my granddaughter! Right now she's having a sack race with the dog, using the dry cleaning bag as her sack.... there's never a dull moment with Miss Lilli in the house! Oh wait, now the bag's a sleeping bag....
And here's my finish for the week - Maui Sunsets. When we went to Maui a few years ago, the place we stayed had beautiful areas set aside to sit on a chaise lounge and look at the ocean. Lined with Bermuda grass and palm trees, hibiscus bushes and other beautiful native Hawaiian plants, you could sit and watch the sunset every day. The colors in this quilt remind me of that - the green of the vegetation and the pink and orange of the glorious sunsets! This completed top and backing material were donated to the quilt ministry by the wonderful Staci Payne over at The Confused Quilter. She made up the top, then decided she just didn't like it at all (you can read her post about it here) so she asked if we would be willing to take it off her hands and finish it up for charity.
And look at that beautiful backing material! She tells me it isn't really hand-dyed, although it sure look like it - and it sewed up like a dream. So Staci, thanks so much for this gorgeous WIP - it's going to get a very good home with a young mother who just had surgery for thyroid cancer and will be undergoing radiation treatments. This is sure to brighten up her days!!
I also did one little thing this week - a block to send to a friend....
This is the first time I've tried the blanket stitch stitch on my sewing machine, and I'm very impressed - much better than I could have done by hand!
So now - what have you worked on this week? Remember, it doesn't have to be a finish - so show off! We're all dying to see what you've done!! You've got until Saturday midnight to link up.