What's missing in this picture? People! There were only a half-dozen people at the beach on Friday afternoon. It was a beautiful day and the water was warm. It was hotter on Saturday and I'm sure it was more crowded, but I stayed home. Sunday afternoon it rained, which we need badly, and gave me an excuse to sew.
|Driftwood at water's edge|
Batik 4 Patch is finished. I used the red circle batik for the inner border and the binding. The back is another example of finding a use for a possibly ugly fabric. This one came from a thrift store and was just right. I used zig-zag stitches and variegated thread for all the quilting.
|Purple, turquoise and olive!|
Here's my first-ever Block Lotto entry. This month's blocks are "Cool Ladders."
Sew Many Swaps is doing a D9P swap in blue, tan, and brown. Participants are to send in the 9-patches and the recipients will cut them up. The color scheme grew on me as I cut and sewed six sets of six blocks. The second photo shows what the D9P might look like.
I'm coordinating two swaps for Block Swappers. Both are Friendship Stars, one in homespun and one in Christmas reds and greens. I finished three sets of homespuns and the sample Christmas blocks. They're not due for another month. It's nice to have a head start.
See what other quiltmakers are doing at Judy's Patchwork Times.