Monday, June 24, 2013

it's summer here

We've been having some gorgeous weather lately and I've been getting my hands dirty in the garden, mowing the lawn, sitting outside with D while she plays in her pool. Today she was running under the sprinkler with an umbrella.  We also recently got a buggy board for the stroller and we're back to walking again.  D is 3 and not fond of long walks.  I'm 30 and I am fond of long walks.  The solution was the buggy board.  Now D can stand and roll along with K and the stroller while I push all that weight and walk to my hearts content.

I've also had a few dress orders come through, so between all the summer fun, I've still been playing with fabric.

And I'm still sewing for the two bees I'm in.  This block I just finished today.

I sure hope I never have to make a block like that again.  It looks neat, but it took me forever to make and it took more thinking on my part than I think it should have.

I also made another block for the hexy bee, but I totally forgot to take a picture of it.

This is my Simply Solids reward.  
I got all the members to make a large triangle from small triangles.  They each got a random bunch of colours and had to randomly piece them together.  
By the end of it, one member seems to have disappeared and so no block from her.

I came with a solution to fill the hole though.  First I was going to just use a single solid, but after playing around a bit, I went with three colours in each other.

I love how this turned out. 

Right now it's between lap and twin size.  Now I'm debating adding a border or not.  If I do, I will probably do a solid... Dark gray maybe.


  1. Your solution turned out really great! (Such a shame about the block though! It's great if you can do something good with something bad, but you shouldn't have had to deal with it at all.)

    I planned to do my Simply Solids block this weekend, but haven't gotten to it yet. It's still a bit intimidating! Hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday because I don't want to be any later with it than this.

  2. Your quilt top looks great - wow - just amazing! I love your missing block fix, too.

    Your improv block totally rocks and I love it, love it, love it! I promise I will never ask you to make another. :-)

  3. I love your solution for your missing block, and even though it's a shame that person has disappeared, it's obviously inspired you to do something a bit different with that triangle. Cute dress too. :o)

  4. Quilt top is AMAZING - I think the missing block was meant to be, what you've done with the missing piece makes it better!!

    Gorgeous dress too - awesome fabrics :)

  5. Love them! Both! Who disappeared?

  6. Beautiful! The solution to your dilemma is the pièce de résistance of the piece!