There are a couple of batiks there, which are so great because they are two sided. The lightest fabric is a white on white and I sometimes have trouble keeping those right side up! This pile needs ironing and then lotsa cutting. Fortunately the Natural Beauty pattern (Quilts and More Winter 2010) I am doubling in size features strip sets so the cutting is minimized a bit.
I also composed the label for Kitchen Sink, got it assembled last night and stitched down this morning.
Though unplanned, the leftover triangle somehow turned into a little house and naturally it needed a window and a garden bed. I like it!
Then I played with some other leftovers because I want to make a quick mini quilt for summer. And here in the USA, that usually means some Americana for Independence Day.
I just love this wooden stand and mini quilt I won at a silent auction a few years ago at a local guild show. I've made several other holiday minis but wanted one in a patriotic theme to replace my spring decor. Easter has not been shown the door yet--I still have eggs and chicks and bunnies on display. I've been busy, I tellya! There is a certain future event that has taken over, okay?
Speaking of which, bride-to-be Elaine and I chatted online for an hour brainstorming the use of Mason jars for the reception. Then we hunted online and Elaine scored some on sale yesterday at Smart and Final at $7.99 for 12 jars and got a raincheck for the rest. I stopped by Big Lots last night to look for scrapbooking tools for making labels and serendipitously found Mason jars for $7.25 a dozen. Oh joy! I snapped up another 9 dozen to complete the anticipated number, saving 74 cents on each. Every penny saved helps. We're going to make these jars do triple duty in a fun way. But that's a secret til the wedding!
In the meantime, nothing has been done on this month's UFO, Yuletide Blessings. And now I'll be down to 11 days to make a quilt. We'll see what happens!