I managed to pull myself away from watching the Olympics for a little bit this weekend to sneak in some sewing time. I have to admit, the giant baby was a little freaky during the opening ceremonies, but since the games have started, we've been glued to the TV. It's amazing that just being "the Olympics" makes you fans of sports that you never would have dreamed of having an interest in...when the hubs started yelling at the TV last night about scoring in Synchronized Diving, I knew it was bad. We had a good laugh when I pointed out that he was getting worked up about the scores in Synchronized Diving, but continued to be just as interested none the less.
Anyways, like I was saying, I did take a few hours and holed up in my sewing room yesterday to get to work on July's bee blocks. Every month I say I'm going to get them out of the way first thing, and then the 30th of the month rolls around and I'm scrambling.
These blocks were for Heidi in the imagine circle of Do. Good Stitches. She requested 2 blocks using Lynne's tutorial for her paper pieced ET Phone Home block.
While these blocks were quite time consuming, I really love the end result, and can't wait to see her completed quilt in these pretty blues and reds.
These two blocks are for Jess in the Stash Bee. She wrote up this great tutorial for a woven chevron type design, and I just love it! This would make a great scrappy quilt, and the fact that this block was super easy to put together? Double bonus.
Jess asked that we use prints that were similar in color to Kona Surf and Kona Orange. After digging out my Kona color card, I sifted through my stash to find these prints that I think match pretty well. These blocks will be off to their new homes.
Next month is my month for do. Good Stitches, so I'll be back with a large (20") block tutorial to make a quick and easy quilt this week!