I finished the first block for Bee Europa last week. I forgot to take pictures in the midst of the chaoes but luckily Cara posted pictures on Flickr so here's the block - it’s wrinkly after spending time in an envelope across the Nordsee. Doesn't Cara take lovely pictures?
I added a little surprise to Cara. Now that she has her package I can show you the pincushion I made for her. It's a miniature of the block and all made from the cut-offs. Isn’t the polka dot button too cute for words?
(Pictures courtesy of Pink Stitches)
My latest project is hand quilting. I thought I was long over hand quilting but it’s really addictive and for a while I've missed having a project when watching TV or when we are reading stories for the kids. I'm no good with idle hands.
I started making giant flower hexies with some shabby chick fabrics. Not sure where this is going (! Why do I always do this) but I’ll probably make more over the next weeks and months. The fabric is not my favorite to be honest – I don’t go ohhh or ahh over it - but it is fun and summery…. and cheap :) Life can’t always be so serious.
My mom and I had a small compitiotion going this week - she had worked on some smaller hexies all winter and she was mighty feed up making them. So we worked on making some borders and now her quilt looks fantastic. I proclaimed myselft much smarter making bigger hexies but I think now she's laughing of me . Her project now looks stunning... and mine not so much.
My Moms quilt by the end of the week (bad mobile quality - sorry):
She pieced the heart herself (and had a blast designing it on the design wall). Adding the borders was too big a mouthful for her though– she’s only 8 - so I brought it home to finish it up for her. I just need to add the binding and it will be ready to ship back to Sweden later this week. I'm so proud of her and I think she will treasure this quilt as much as she does her doll quilt.
Freja's heart quilt :
My other new project is the Thomas Knauer fabric win. It arrived yesterday and I’ve cut it and are now getting started on the donation quilt to Bumble Beans. I think it will be a fantastic quilt with all the happy colors.
Peww.... that was a long update, wasn't it? If there any life left in you after this be sure to head over to Lee's: