Saturday, May 10, 2014

Umbrella Prints trimmings package !

My Umbrella Prints Trimmings package has arrived -- *just* in the nick of time for me to enter their annual contest !

I am entering this contest at the last minute, not because I think I'll win, but because I was hoping for the golden ticket. ;)  I didn't receive a golden ticket, but I did get more than I expected in terms of cute blue-aqua scraps.  I am thrilled with all of the cute elephants !

The question remains -- what shall I do with this?   I have a feeling I'll pull out some thrifted linen trousers and use them to make a bag of some sort, as that's really what I'm craving right now. 

We'll see !  I'll be back before May 30 to let you know what this has become ...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

churn dash quilt along : wip mojo

So, obviously that whole "updating the blog" thing hasn't really worked out for me this year.  Let's see if I can change that!

I'm here to mention that I've decided to join another quiltalong to get my mojo back and keep me on track with a project.  I saw that Amy is hosting a churn dash quiltalong, and as it seemed like a really good idea to jump in!

I grabbed a bunch of scraps from my stash and began sewing.  The general theme I'm going for is blues / greens, inspired by the original.  I am about halfway through the blocks for the throw size, but am hoping to finish up the rest this weekend.  Then, on to the quilting!

Wish me luck!