It is still July, and it is still Houston, TX. Temperature today, with heat index, is close to 100 degrees. I know it is hotter in other places of the country, but it still makes me sweat when I go outside.
Now let’s add on a little bit of cotton!!
Today I am eagerly anticipating two of my quilts back from LiMa Sews! My Swoon king size quilt in a baptist fan pattern and a generous sized toddler quilt for a good friend’s grandson who turns 1 year old this week. The picture below shows the pieced backing that I did and the back side of the quilt top. Aren’t those owls cute??
Tonight, I plan to do the binding on the toddler quilt so I can wrap it all up and give it to my friend tomorrow in time for the birthday. I actually had it pieced just before he was born, but then I sat on it and thought I would do it myself, but that never happened. So, off it went to Linh over at LiMa Sews! For some reason, I didn’t have any more pictures of this quilt before I sent it off for quilting. I’ll give all the specifics about it on a later post, once I have the binding done and hopefully get a picture of the birthday boy with it! The fabric is 10 Little Things by Jenn Ski.
So – what did I do last night, now that AYOS is done?? Block 2 of the FQS DM BOM of course!
As I did on the first block, I cut out double the pieces so as to make two blocks from the single kit. I had to borrow a little bit of fabric from Block 1 leftovers. This month, the block is a really cute basket. The stack of fabrics under the rotary cutter are the leftovers from Block 2:
Here are the ‘scraps’ all laid out so you can really get a feel for how much fabric FQS includes in their kits – it’s incredible! The kit is suppose to make ONE block. I made TWO and I still had this much left over (no background left though):
I didn’t get it all pieced last night, but I stayed up as late as I could to give it a try! Here’s the middle section of the blocks:
And here are the components for the rest of the block:
I can definitely get this knocked out before the weekend.
Hope you are being productive today! Thanks so much for stopping by - comments are always welcome!