Anyway, just so you know that this blog isn't all about showing you the beautiful blocks that other people make and send my way, here are some of the goings on around these here parts ...
|Hoping the sun shines for the recipients of my gifts.|
When the time came to start thinking about End of Term pressies (which I dread), I thought I'd make some more of the sunglasses pouches I made for my colleague who was heading off on her Australian adventure back in March. So that's my wee stack of cases ready for Friday morning and a few left over for some July gifting too ;-)
I also managed to piece together the sampler blocks for my MIL's birthday quilt. I wasn't entirely sure about using such a busy wee print for the sashing but, on the basis that I was trying to make best use of the fabric I had to hand, rather than having to order even more, I went ahead and gave it a go. My honest opinion is that I would still want to choose carefully any sashing that's so patterned, but with these other fabrics from the same line, I think it worked out not too badly. I adore the deeper pink of the dogwood border fabric and think it finishes the quilt top off nicely. I'm going to have to push myself in July to get it basted, quilted and bound before the end of the month, but I am so glad I had the forethought to make the blocks well in advance!
It may be slow, but at least there's a little progress.