Hey everyone. I haven't been around a lot lately and I haven't been sewing, but I have been thinking! First up, my city is having its second Modern Quilt Guild meeting on September 5th. I wasn't able to go to the first meeting but I plan to be there in September. We've been challenged to make name tags for ourselves and I'm feeling a bit at a loss!! These are a few that I've seen on Flickr (and Svetlana has recently made two really cute ones) but if anyone has any other ideas I'd love to hear them. This should be a small, quick, FUN project but I can see myself over-thinking it. What do you think?
1. My beautiful name tag!, 2. Name tag for STL Modern Quilt Guild, 3. Name swap, 4. Sewing Summit name tag
Next, I've joined a quilt along! The Proverbial Quiltalong with Poppyprint, to be exact. I have the pattern, and I'm trying to think of a quote to use. I can think of all sorts of inspirational type stuff, but I kind of want it to just be something fun. Still considering..... In the meantime, Krista has asked the participants to post a photo of themselves with their pattern in the Flickr group, so here I am!
And finally for today, I've been a lucky girl lately and I've managed to come away with two huge bundles of Christmas-y FQ's!
A few months ago I won a bundle of 11 FQs of Laurie Wisburn's new Brrr! line. I love this fabric, especially those polar bears, just not sure what to do with it yet.
Then more recently, I was shocked to learn that I had won a FQ bundle of the entire collection of Kate Spain's new 'Joy' line, including two panels. The fabric arrived today and it's a huge stack!!
So I'm a little bit buried in Christmas fabric at the moment as you can see and I would love to do something special with them. Any ideas? There are quite a few directional prints in both of these lines, which limits the options a bit. Hmmmmmm.
I think I'm all updated now. Hope you're all doing well - we were away for a week and I checked my emails and blogs a bit, but not as much as usual. Hopefully I'll get back in the sewing groove again soon, but for now we're just trying to stay cool. We were spoiled on our vacation with air conditioning just about everywhere we were. Not so much at home!!
Take care all.