I am feeling sew happy lately. Just doing a little playing around. I've been shirking my actual work and making myself more familiar with my serger and coverstitch machine. It's nice to step back and not be so focused on results and just play around. Seems appropriate for the start of summer.
This block is for my Busy Bee for Kathy Mack at Pink Chalk Fabrics. She sent the great fabrics and asked us to sew what "sew happy" means to us. Mine is a big stack of fabrics, my machine, and a technique I've never tried before (mini zigzag quilt).
Anyway, I finally drew winners for the two giveaways...
The winner for prize #1 on post #184 (Inspired to Sew etc.) is comment #23 - Mary Beth
The winner for prize #2 on post #184 (Cut the Scraps etc.) is comment #24 - Lori Porten
The winner for prize #1 on post #185 (Fresh Fabric Treats etc.) is comment #44 - Patti
The winner for prize #2 on post #185 (Kona color card etc) is comment #46 - Ona
I'll be emailing the winners to get their addresses.
I have to say the travel suggestions were so fun. I totally could have started a conversation with each of you if only time permitted. Some of you shared my favorite destinations and some opened my eyes to places I never would have thought of (like Croatia and South Africa).
This block was for Lucinda. She requested windows and was very open about the fabrics. I decided I really wanted to do something with perspective and I love the brights on the clothesline with the neutral background.
I'm so not a scrappy gal, but I'm getting more of a taste for it lately. This block was for Penny. Her only direction was go crazy with the scrappy look. It was lots of fun, but obviously I felt the need to bring some order to it. I love how this came out and might even tweak the idea to do a quilt for myself.
I hope you're all gearing up for a great summer. I know I am. Last year was a total blur of work for the book, so I plan on savoring the juicy details this year.