Did you have to write those “What I Did Over Summer Vacation” essays in school every year? We did and I often felt like my fellow students had much cooler summers than I did. Now, I’m revisiting that feeling because, frankly, I didn’t get much done this summer!
Summer is my busiest work season with kids for 10-12 hours each day and, since I’m currently carrying around my own sub-tropical climate, heat and I don’t mix well! Having warned you not to expect anything mind-blowing, let me thank the wonderful Madam Samm and Shari of Living With Purpose for putting this all together. Honestly, without this hop, I’m not sure I’d have made it up to the third floor to quilt at all!
My #1 finish is only partially mine. A friend pieced this beauty and then handed it over to me for quilting.
I really wanted to do this one justice so I did my first ever pebble quilting and used straight lines to help make the two different browns stand out.
My second and third finishes are a bag for my nursing student daughter and a charity quilt for my guild. In fact, you may remember that the charity quilt hit a snag when I discovered I did this…
It took a little thinking through but I tossed my original idea and came up with this instead. I knew it was ok when my younger daughter saw it and said, “Can I have it?” (She only asks that about the ones she likes.)
Now, you may be wondering “Where’s the gingham?” and here it is…
I used red gingham to line my tote bag because it reminds me of little Red Cross symbols. I did plan to make some other gingham items but, as I said, it was a busy summer!
Now, on to the giveaway. Today was my first day of “kids in school all day and no baby” so I took a jaunt to the quilt shop and these two “Fall-y” batiks caught my eye. To be entered, just leave me a comment about how your summer (or winter for my Southern Hemisphere friends) was. If you did something super fun, I love to live vicariously! One winner will be drawn by Mr. Random after the hop to receive 1/2-yard of each fabric. And, yes, I’ll ship internationally.
Please be sure to visit the rest of our fabulous hoppers.
As usual, I’m thrilled to be a part of such a talented and fun group and thank you for stopping by!