Soooo, I finally made some progress on longstanding projects of neverending DOOM - not least of which was our kitchen renovations!
We've been without a kitchen since the 20th February, so it's so nice to have this much in! There's a bit of work yet to go, but we might have it done by...oh...spring. :P
Actually, I was hoping to have it done by my birthday (in just over a month) so I could throw a morning tea with all my friends where we bake up a storm. *hopes*
Books And Blocks Bee
I'm the Queen Bee for July, and I picked the Box Kite block out of the 99 Modern Quilt Blocks book.
I'm going to sash it in white, and post it in darks/blacks, and bind it with rainbows. Once all the blocks come in, of course.
Build Me Up Buttercup!
Got the last of the blocks done on Monday night at the Quilt-In at Pinky's.
Now it's just the laying out and sewing.
I'm not convinced about using the yellow as a background solid. It's not my "thing" if you know what I mean. But it all lays out very nicely, I will say.
New York Beauty
All those spines! PIECE THE SPINES! PIECE ALL THE SPINES!
Not sure about this colour combo: I think it needs some green, I just hope that the central segment is 'green' enough for it...
I'll make one more block in this colourway and fabric set - Block 8 - and then put the blocks I already have together for a wall hanging. Or possibly a cat mat. Or something. (Most likely 'Or Something'.)
Sewed the binding on. No photos yet - I'll be finishing it off at Sydney SCQuilters group on Saturday, and while watching my hockey club's A-grade team battle it out on Sunday night. (I know my US friends are complaining of heatwaves, but it's hard to sympathise because When the sun goes down around here's it's FREEEEEEZIIIINNNGGG. And I hate FREEEEEEZIIIINNNGGG!)
I should make a 'hockey' quilt, suitable for wrapping around oneself when watching the games...
*puts it on the 'to do' list*
Le Petit Poulet: The cut pieces are just sitting there, mocking me.
String Quilt: I sliced up a lot of quilter's muslin into 6.5" squares, prepatory to making a string quilt. I've got crazy scrappage and really need to use it all up.
Hidden Harvest binding: Er, yeah, no.
Go Back To The Jungle binding: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
You made it through, and this one's made for yooou. (Sorry. 1980s Australian beer ad moment. Don't ask.)
While planning to make the Amy Butler Rainy Days, I managed to order TWO patterns from two separate retailers. *dings self over the ear*
So I'm giving one away. Mint condition, never opened. It could be yours!
1. For one entry, leave a comment about one of my projects.
2. For a bonus entry, point out the Pterry reference in my post.
What is a Pterry? Google it. Am I gearing this competition towards the geeks? Why, yes, I am. Am I ashamed of doing so? Uh, no. Can you google the Pterry reference? Maybe.
Comments will be closed Friday night, 9pm AEST and the winner shall be selected by random number generator.