On to brighter topics and colors!
Last weekend I finally buckled down to get through my Snapshots sew-along blocks. Going to get them done before all of these 2016 BOMs get ramped up.
I plan to join in the Fat Quarter Shop Crossroads Charity Quilt-a-Long using the Fig Tree Quilts Strawberry Fields Revisited collection … but isn’t everyone?? Also, based on some affection for other blogger posts – I felt ‘talked into’ joining the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Miniature Quilts monthly kits. The first one should arrive at my house today. This will be my first time participating in her program (also through Fat Quarter Shop). Then there is the Fig Tree Quilts 2016 Mystery Sampler BOM that should start in a month or two … and Midnight Clear BOM through FQS using a pattern by Sherri Falls from her upcoming book Holiday Wishes. I’m also waiting on kits from the Vintage Picnic collection and I know I want to make something with “Little Ruby” – both of which come from Bonnie & Camille. So much great stuff this year!!!
Baby girl is holding up the hot air balloon, which took longer than I thought it would to make. But quick enough regardless.
Neighbor friend is holding up the bicycle block which I had stressed over starting because I thought it would take forever. It did take most of my day, in between watching some football and hanging out with the kids. Not too bad at all. Those tiny pinwheels!
The sailboat block went together super quick. Cut and pieced it while the kids took their baths on Sunday night.
Here is a group picture of all but the sailboat:
I think … think … I am going to make the camera block instead of the car block for the front, and that would then only leave the picnic basket. Two blocks and I’ll be ready to start the sashing!
I wanted to share this other rare picture. We feed a feral cat named “Ralph” on our porch each morning and we are owned by another black cat who lives inside with us. I think Ralph has started inviting his friends over now … can you see all 3 black cats? Black as night and as skittish as they can be.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!