This hasn't yet been mailed, but the Mid-Century Modern Bee block I made for Susan at PatchworknPlay, will be winging it's way to Australia this week.
You probably recognize that it's Anna Marie Horner's feather block. Susan asked for aqua and orange on this solid background. I opted to separate the colors, and if you look closely midway through the aqua side, you can see the "by Susan & Linda" that I cobbled together from selvages and inserted as a strip. Susan is getting some gorgeous feathers!
A couple fabric parcels recently arrived, and this bundle of almost entirely Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets is thanks to a March birthday gift certificate from my thoughtful friend, Deb. Thank you very much, my dear. I will think of you when I sew with them.
Then, a coupon code sale at Quilthome.com gave me the chance to buy up more of "Painter's Canvas" fabric by Laura Gunn. I just love the texture in this almost-solid, and I'm happy to say I now have it in eight colors. I have plans for using some of them very soon.
In some rush sewing, I've finished up this donation quilt that's been given to Project Linus. I'm ashamed to say how long it's been since I've made a quilt for the express purpose of giving it away, so this is long overdue.
You might recognize the quilt as being the one I used to write the "How to Sew a Web" tutorial.
|36" X 48"|
It was a easy quilt on which to FMQ, and play with an Aurifil blue variegated thread.
From the Project Linus website, I downloaded the logo (Linus with his blanket, and Snoopy) to create a label. Making a label for a donation quilt is just as important as making a label for every quilt I make. You too?
On another, modern quilt, I'm FMQing... and almost wish I hadn't started this sort of density! Now the whole quilt has to be quilted this way. And the quilt is 55" X 70"! It's likely I won't have it finished by Thursday, as I'd hoped.
We'll be giving the same presentation on June 11 to quilters and guests at the Bradenton Chapter of Quilting Guild of The Villages, and then again to Tree City Quilters in Gainesville in November!
It's great being "on the road," with such an enjoyable subject to share. I hope you're having fun wherever your quilting road is taking you! Linda