I had hoped to get this post up yesterday…but one thing led to another…and it just wasn’t going to happen! Actually yesterday was a very productive day for me, and I’m starting to feel a little caught up. This morning I finished two “Essential Wristlet” zippered pouches (pattern by Dog Under my Desk). Each wristlet has two zippers and also has an interior pocket just the right size for an iPhone.
I’ve made one before and highly recommend the pattern. I absolutely love the strap technique Erin uses and am thinking about trying some of her other patterns as well. I’m keeping one of these for myself, and the other is a long-overdue thank you gift for a friend.
My first block arrived for FatQuarterShop’s 2013 Mystery Designer Block of the Month. This is the only block of the month I’m doing right now, and I know it’s going to be a gorgeous quilt! I had lots of scraps left over from making my block and am trying to think of a second project I can work on each month using the left overs…that way I’ll have two quilts at the end of the year!
I also wanted to share a quilt from my book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home. My friend Gail just made this version of Grandma’s Garden using an Avalon jelly roll!
I love her version! The pops of navy really are wonderful in her quilt!
Just a couple of other things. I had a comment asking about giveaway winners the other day…the comment was from a “no reply” blogger, so I couldn’t answer back. Lately I’ve been updating giveaway posts with winner information to keep from adding too many posts to your feed. I hope that isn’t too confusing…it sure makes it easier on me. Sinta and I are now alternating writing the winners posts for the Schnibbles parades…so if you don’t see the winners listed on one blog, please check the other. My Rustic Rooster giveaway from Monday is still open until tomorrow night, though.
Also…next week will mark my 5 year anniversary for this blog. I can hardly believe it–it’s been an amazing journey. I still remember going over to my next door neighbor’s house one afternoon so she could show me how to get the blog going–I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew I wanted to find a way that worked for me to document my quilting. Since I’ve kept it up these five years, I believe it was a great choice to keep track of everything! Because of the blogiversary (and because July is my birthday month) I’ve been collecting a few things for a giveaway–stay tuned!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate all of your comments and suggestions. Have a great day!