The top row of diamonds for my Penny Sampler! Thanks to everyone last week for your input! The yellow has been switched to shades of blue with a little pop of yellow!
I like them! And i loved making them! It's nice to have moved into the paper piecing portion of this class, i've been eagerly anticipating it!
Here they are in position on my Penny Sampler...
Perfect! (Well, i still need to shift everything over to the left now to fill that gap! The diamonds should be right up against the heart quartet block.) I'm still 5? blocks behind, and i was hoping to knock them out over the last week but that didn't quite happen. I'll get to them soon! I did however get this top finished off...
This one is a commission and not quite my usual fabrics. Don't get me wrong, the Take a Hike line is cute and i do love the prints with the little raccoons but as a whole it's a bit too outdoorsy for me. We're not big on camping over here! But paired with all the grey and in a modern D9P pattern i think it works. Though truth be told, i blindly paired all the blocks together for the whole process then just grabbed and stitched the rows together. And after seeing it as a whole there are quite a few blocks that would have been better spread out! Oh well, live and learn right! I'm hoping to get the backing for this one made up this weekend, some modern maples will be going on the back... and then to figure out the quilting! Not looking forward to that, this one sizes up at 75" by 105", eep! I hope my little old Ken is ready for this one, time to bust out the crowbar!
I've also managed to finish up all of my little Sarah Jane Out to Sea churn dashes,
And have begun fussy cutting filler prints for around the churn dash blocks. They all vary in size with the largest being an 8 inch block and the smallest being 3 inches. I was hoping to have this little top finished up this week as well but some things are just way more important!
Know what i mean?!
You may have also noticed that i've added a new button on my sidebar!... um, yeah... about that, I've decided that one teeny tiny little project added to the list won't really hurt will it?! We made some Penny Patch blocks for our Penny Sampler and as soon as i saw them i new i would eventually like to make a whole quilt out of them. Then when Rachel put together the Penny Patch QAL i thought, hey, why not! Plenty of time to add another to the list!
So remember the stack i put together for my two little guys birthday quilts?
Well, i've added in a few more prints and will probably add some more low volumes and make the Penny Patch quilt for Max! (i'll still be using half the stack for Sam's tumbler quilt!)
So that's that! I think i have just enough time to link up over at Amanda Jeans for Finish it up Friday, and i'm happy to be able to link up something again over at Kristy's PPP!
High fives for getting through a week of high fevers (Sam), barf at the end of my bed (Sam again), learning the word MINE!! (that would be Max), and countless renditions of Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, MOMMY!! (mostly Max, but also Sam... perhaps a couple of them were mine as well, ha!)