Monday, June 13, 2016

The neighborhood is growing!

I have added a few more little blue houses to my growing neighborhood! I will keep on adding to them in between projects.
I have been working on the fancy fox quilt. It is almost a flimsy...need a top and bottom border. 
I was playing around with this idea in my head for awhile. I started with drawing it up on graph paper. I went back and forth on whether I should use a black and white stripe fabric for the borders or make it by sewing narrow strips together. Then I found this black and white stripe fabric that was printed on a diagonal at my LQS. So I went with it. Not sure that I accomplished exactly what I had in mind. The verdict is still out! It is all pieced and waiting for a backing.
I also worked on the lime green block for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  
Lovin' my time in my sewing room! Long overdue progress!
Also, spending a lot of time charity knitting with my knitting group!

Friday, June 3, 2016

On the First Day of Summer

School is Out! My summer vacation officially started! 
What do you think I did on my first day? 
You bet I spent a good few hours in my sewing room. 
I have a few more Little Blue Houses made.
I have started making these cute foxes using the Fancy Fox pattern by 
Elizabeth Hartman of Ohfransson. 
June is here and the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap challenge is aqua with a pop of lime green. Back in January, the color of the month was blue. I made several different shades of blue including this aqua block. So I will instead be working on a lime green block for this month. Stay tuned!
My garden is in bloom! Love my giant poppies!
and my purple lupines!
These tulips were a end of the year gift! So pretty!
I'd say a nice start to summer!