We are just back from a week long family vacation at the beach with my parents and my sister and her family. We didn't travel far from our home at all, but it still felt very much like "getting away" and it was wonderful.
I took a heap of 1" hexagons along to work on some english paper piecing while away from my sewing machine, and as I should have expected, I didn't get nearly as many of them done as I thought I might. That said, when I pulled all the finished ones out today the pile was bigger than I thought it would be. I have no plans at the moment for these, but it's just fun to baste them together quickly and admire the variety of fabrics.
And finally, for now, I wanted to share the label that I made for the Frankie quilt I finished a while back. The quilt was intended for my parents, and has now been received by them, so I can finally share! This was my first time making a quilt label (I know, gasp!) and I'm happy with how it turned out. I used a piece of Kona Ash, then added one narrow border and wrote on it with a permanent fabric marker. I then followed this tutorial for fusing it to the back of the quilt, then finished it off with a ladder stitch around to make sure it was secure. Easy!