...since I last posted. I guess things have been a little busy around here. At the beginning of June I was feverishly crocheting a baby blanket for my mom that she needed in time for a baby shower. It was so boring to crochet but I stuck with it and finished it, only I didn't get a picture of it. I've also been busy making the blocks for the South Florida Modern Quilt Bee. June was an interesting block using this tutorial. I started making it using the measurements provide and just couldn't get the block correctly squared up, so I started over, made everything about an inch longer and it worked. Here's a picture of the first block that didn't square off correctly, unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the second one that came out correctly.
The July block was a granny square using this tutorial. The block on the top is the one I'm keeping for my sampler quilt and the bottom is the one I gave to the July Queen Bee.
I also completed the August block that used this tutorial. But I'm only going to show the block I kept since I haven't give the block to K-Ro yet. This was a fun block and I think I may make an entire quilt one day.
I've also been busy working on the $10 BOM blocks from StitchCraft. The June block drove me crazy.
At least I really enjoyed making the July block (I'll have to post a picture later).
In the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild a round robin quilt has been going around. I had it in June and added a cute little gnome and some hourglass blocks..
In July we had a swap that involved making something with a zipper. I saw a cute project in a magazine for a hexagon zippered pouch. I made one for the swap and made one for myself that has become my new bag for my knitting notions.
For August, we had a quick presentation on paper piecing and each of us is making a paper pieced chicken block. I finished mine this weekend but may have messed up squaring it off.
Goodness, what else? I really need to keep up to date on this blog and update it more often. StitchCraft, my LQS, is having it's yearly challenge. They give you a half yard of fabric that needs to be utilized in your project. Here's this years fabric. It's from the IOTA line by Robert Kaufman.
I finished piecing my item last weekend and just need to get it quilted. I'll post pictures after the challenge is over.
I've also been working on a baby size quilt the past few weeks. I'm not sure if the block pattern has a name, it's just something I sketched out on graph paper. I'm using a really bright limey green solid for the background. I saw it in the store and just fell in love. I finished assembling the quilt top this weekend and pieced the backing fabric, now I just need to get it quilted.
I realized this weekend that I have about eight quilt tops that need to be quilted. My current sewing table set up isn't the best for machine quilting so I'm currently on the hunt for a better solution.
On the knitting front, I'm finally getting close to finishing my Mom's sweater.
I also crocheted some squares that I'll have to post pictures of later and just started a scarf that is a gift.
Well, I think that is enough for now. I'll have to be sure to update more often but as you can tell I've been a bit busy. It also doesn't help that I got a NOOK for my birthday and have been doing quite a bit of reading lately too.
Can't forget the doggie pictures. The boys get lots of sleep while I quilt.