I finished this Hope Valley 36 patch for a bee,
and these gnome homes for another bee,
and I finished a few more cross blocks. Believe it or not, I'm actually running out of fabrics for each cross quilt and need to get more. I still just can't make myself hit that "buy" button.
You should probably know that my beautiful daughter looked at me with her big eyes and flashed her movie star smile, and she will now be the happy recipient of the Nicey Jane + Essex cotton linen cross quilt. It was only a matter of time really.
Actually, I did buy one thing online today -- the first issue of Fat Quaterly.
Seventy-eight pages of information, inspiration, patterns, articles, and giveaways!
On Wednesday you saw that I am joining the Pillow Talk 3 Swap, and I am very excited about it. I love the pillows that have come out of that swap in previous rounds. Maybe I should make a practice pillow. The only pillows I've ever made were the ones to match Molly's half hexagon quilt from last summer.
I recently completed my first swap in a Flickr swap group. This is what I received from Melanie (Crandons):
The swap was for the 1/2 yard of the Amy Butler fabric and the 1/2 yard of the FMF vines, but Melanie tossed in all these precious scraps! Opening the package felt like Christmas morning, and I am convinced that no one could love or appreciate these scraps more than I! And -- another believe it or not moment -- my first FMF ever! It's about time!
And last, but not least, I prepped just a few more hexagon blocks for the ORBC quiltalong.
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan