I seem to be flaunting my social side at the moment!
Over the last few weeks I've joined a quilting bee AND a quilt-a-long.
I was thrilled to be invited to join the The Quilting Bee by Maria over at sew love to sew
and of course said "Yes"
The Bee is made up of 6 of us
Maria @ sew love to sew
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts
Fran @ PatchyRose
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Glinda @ Glinda Quilts
and we are making one strip each. The finished quilt will be 40" wide and we can choose to make five 8"blocks or eight 5" blocks or whatever else will fill that width.
This is my finished strip
It's a disappearing pinwheel block using a couple of Amy Butler Soul Blossoms prints that I had in my stash.
It is refreshingly liberating to start a quilt that you have no pre-conceived ideas about, as to overall colour or what room it is intended for.
My second social venture is a Swoon Along!
It is being organised by Sarah @ Fairy Face DesignsI watched Katy's Swoon along take the quilt blogging world by storm last year and regretted that I didn't join in then. This time I'm on the ball! It only started yesterday, so if you fancy playing along, follow the link and join us!
Finally, I have some finishes to share with you.
If you are a regular follower, you will know I am stash busting my knitting yarn oddments this year by making baby items for Greenfields Africa
I challenged myself way back in January to make 52 items (one for each week of the year) using only oddments from my stash (I'm including fabric stash too). well, we are half way through the year at the end of this week, so I should have 26 items. With the 2 fabric blankets I finished yesterday, along with a couple of knitted items from earlier in the month, I've made it - just!
These bring my year total exactly up to 26 items.
Phew! That bundle is quite big! By the time it gets to December this parcel will need a sizeable box indeed! But my otherwise not very useable stash will be zapped and a few more babies will be wrapped in something other than rags.
Right now, I'm off to choose the fabrics for my Swoon.
Have a good week!