It's been warmer and so we've been outside mowing the lawn, making some improvements...
I've been busy in the house too.
This was the peek I gave to Laura for our Traveling Quilts group.
This was the second quilt I worked on and the second that I think I love! I now have Gina's quilt in my hands and it's definitely a different style than mine, so I hope I can make something she will love.
I was also invited to join a group called Warm Wishes for a summer swap between some wonderful swappers. I was given Samantha for my partner, and I couldn't have asked for a better fit! Our mosaics even match.
I pulled these fabrics to make a special something for her.
The special something is almost done, but I can't show it off because it's a surprise. Here are some tiny little peeks of some fussy cut bits I included.
I also made a set of nesting bowls for Samantha - this was something she asked for and I said I would make for her, so at least I can show them off. I used a tutorial from Spoonful of Sugar.
I love these bowls because they are not so deep as baskets, perfect for holding clips , washi tape and thread.
Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts put out a call for pattern testers a little while ago and I signed up to help. Lorna is coming out with a new pattern, well 2 actually, the Ombre Sewing Studio mini quilts. I chose to do the I LOVE 2 SEW pattern. I swapped out the green for yellow because I didn't have enough matching shades of green.
I also swapped out solids for prints in the heart.
I love how unfinished quilts look hanging in windows. The light gives such a neat effect.
I bound the mini in some leftover strips I had, so because the strips were only 1.5" wide, I did single fold binding. A little different than double, but it worked out okay.
I quilted with straight lines an inch apart across the width and used Kona Deep Blue (I think) for the backing.
I was planning to give it away, but now I'm not sure because a) I kinda like it myself, and b) I noticed some skipped stitches in the quilting (after a needle change, it all turned out good), and I'm always worried about giving away less than perfect gifts... We'll see.