I just can't seem to keep up with posting on my blog. June has been a fun, busy month. I take lots of photos, but don't seem to write the blog post. This post will jump all over the place. That probably describes my month the best:)
Some sewing has actually taken place this past week. With the help of Debbie (no blog) a plan is in the works to use the blocks from the trade of black and tan blocks earlier this year. The blocks were sliced lengthwise and are sewn together with different parts.
Sharon, who organized the swap, referred to this as our "Rottweiler blocks." The black and tan palette is perfect for one of my brother's gifts this Christmas. Yes, this Saturday June 25th is called Leon Day (Noel backwards). That means Christmas is six months away.
|Photo borrowed from Gretchen's blog, Stella Bella Quilts. (Thanks, Gretch)|
Ten of us actually participated in this swap. We select a project. In this case, our new project is Long Road Home by Bonnie Blue. Kristie does some mental magic calculating how many fat quarters we need, what size strips we need to cut and how many we need to package for each swap participant. Our fabrics for this new project are totally awesome shirtings, dark reproduction and neutral fabrics.
|Quilt by Sarah (no blog) which inspired our trade|
I also cut 2 1/2 inch strips for a swap at Little Quilts. I forgot to take a photo of my fabrics. Next Tuesday is the swap date.
Ladder update: Hubby and I did finish painting the old ladder for me to use in displaying quilts. We're loving having some of my quilts on display in our entryway.
I have lots more to share, but better post this while I can:)
1 Choice 4 Quilting has a giveaway for fat quarter bundles of the new Fig Tree line Strawberry Fields. Ends Monday, June 27th at 10:00 pm EST.
Bookin' with Bingo has a giveaway for some awesome new books. Some of the books include Steve Berry's The Jefferson Key. (Ends July 12th), Guy Fieri Food ends July 5th, The Welcome Home Garden Club by Lori Wilde (ends July 6), The10th Anniversary by James Patterson (ends July 12th) and Pie Town by Lynne Hinton (ends July 13th) This is one of my favorite sites for new book reviews with great author information.
Inchworm Fabrics is giving away a quilt book from her store. Looks like this ends on Saturday, June 25th.
Linda at Stray Stitches is hosting a Vacation Giveaway which includes fabric to make a tablerunner and embroidery scissors. Ends July 3rd.