It's been a fabulous summer, weather-wise! We have been sticking close to home because RetiredHub is working on a massive DIY replacement project in our backyard.
So with RetiredHub busy with his project, I got a lot of time to sew this summer. Here's a few things I wanted to show you. First, A really nicely made armchair pincushion that I received in
my lovely little guild's pincushion swap at our last meeting. It is made by Crystal and what a great job she did. The pincushion is detachable, which is a nice feature and I love the detail she added to keep some WonderClips. There's a nice big elastic to keep any size thread close at hand. It drapes over the arm of my chair perfectly and keeps everything nice and tidy and within reach when sitting and sewing.
Here's the pincushion I made for the swap.
I also made one for myself!
Next up is the postcard swap hosted by Sheila. My swap partner was Maria in Australia and here is the card she sent me. So cute!
And here is the that I made and sent to Maria.
Also, I made this RowxRow pattern from Patch Halifax. I used a scrap bag of fabrics that I purchased at Patch to make the buildings and the night sky and roadway came from my stash.
At my last guild meeting I won this lovely prize provided by Spoonflower. Guild member Lori gave a presentation about the ins and outs of this fabric printing website and they so kindly sent along several prizes. So nice of them. I have already ordered some fabric with the $35.00 coupon that I won.
I sewed up the Block of the Month that I was working on. The 12 blocks are from Sew Mama Sew's 2014 BOM. I wanted the quilt top to have lots of negative space so I can do some creative quilting.
I have the backing all pieced and ironed and ready to get it all basted so I can start quilting soon. This little guy will be appear on the back.
That's it for now. Hope you are enjoying the summer and that you get to do all the quilty things you like to do.