Welcome to June, y’all. I may or may not have been sewing in my sports bra today. New Jersey definitely skipped right over Spring and landed squarely in desert. This weekend has been extremely productive and I’m excited to show some semi-completed projects. While the walking foot is still out there making it’s journey home to me, I am determined to get as many quilt tops ready to go before it’s arrival. I want to make sure it feels right at home when it meets me!
First up, I ironed all of those Hey, Honey, Honey rows that I have been procrastinating forever. Having this quilt top done is such a relief! I can’t wait to finish this just in time for the Kate Spain blog hop over at Blossom Hearts Quilts.
Have I mentioned how much I love Kate Spain?
A little while back, I thought this quilt top was finished. However, this weekend, I decided to step it up and add a border to finish it off. It’s going to my best friend who recently moved to another country with her husband who is in the military, and the border just reminds me of a hug. Basically, she should think I am hugging her at all times when she’s under it. Which won’t make her claustrophobic at all…
The hubs and I were acting a bit ridiculous in public taking these pictures. Reason #4,567 I love him. This quilt, Charming Chevrons, is based on Christa’s Quilts tutorial and quilt along. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, her tutorial is awesome! Make this quilt – she has so many variations and it comes together easily!
I also put together the quilt back and I am in love. Seriously. In love. It’s the Totem print by Anna Maria Horner in Grapefruit with some Love dots by Amy Butler. I mean, what’s not to love about those two designers. In fact, now I kind of want to keep this quilt…. good thing she’s my best friend and I’ll get to see it again!
So now I’m ready for a basting party over at my friend Melanie’s house on Thursday! How awesome to have quilty friends who help you out when you can’t baste anything larger than a baby quilt in your own home. Blasted carpets and beds. Everything is ready to go, folded, and packed in my quilting bag. For Thursday. Can you tell I’m excited?!
Just wait until you see the binding. This quilt just screams happiness, right?
So, with all this productivity in the sewing room this weekend, my house is a disaster. The dishwasher is unloaded, but I haven’t reloaded dishes, my laundry isn’t done, the living room is a hot mess, and I’m completely ill-prepared for tomorrow.
Good thing I found this:
What a gem.
I’m linking up with Let’s Get Acquainted Monday over at Life’s Rich Pattern. I’m also super stoked to be participating in the New Blogger Blog Hop this week hosted by Beth at Plum and June!- I’ve already started brainstorming my post!