Today I completed the churn dash block assignment for Marvelous Mini Monday at Temecula Quilt Company. A mini QA is going on. I think there are only two more weeks to go and then the setting will be revealed?
Ahhhh. A low-key camping vacation. I stitched some sea green floss on for the bow. Here's my view of the campfire. It's about 7pm. Dinner is done. My husband and son are playing basketball on the court in the distance. The free-range pony is nearby. I can see the splashes at the pool. Ahhhh.
We stayed at Family Affair Campground in North East, Pennsylvania. It was a fun trip. It was about 35 minutes from Presque Island near Erie, PA. We think this was the best beach vacation we've ever had without going all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. It was our son's first time in the water like that. Before this he has only been in simulated wave pools such as those in the water parks (which he also loves.) We LOVED it! We also checked out other area campgrounds while there. We are so happy the others didn't have room for reservations. God knew he was putting us in the best place for us.
Today's Friday Finish is this cute pink/yellow/blue charity baby quilt for my local quilt guild. It measures a sweet 46" square.
I longarm quilted it with R&S template called Double Bubble. It's a great design for baby quilts. I may use it on a customer's queen sized quilt next week. What a fun texture.
If you look closely on the bottom corner on the quilt photo below, you can even see that it has a label on it. Woohoo! This will surely make some little one happy. The backing is flannel. It is super soft.
Linking up with Myra for Finished or Not Friday today here.
We left for camping this week. It was a three hour road trip. I got all the pink of the cheeks of the bear done during the drive. Whohoo.
It doesn't seem like a lot, but remember I'm kinda new to embroidery. I had to remember that the X's are done only half an X at a time and then I do the row and then I come back and fill them in. ENJOYING the process!
Let's keep the Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) rolling. Here's 29 more connecting blocks that I made this week. I'm really having fun with jumping out of my comfort zone by using all these fun neutrals. There's no turning back for me now. I love them all and they all are working for me.
I can see money neutrals, a leg, a bird's nest, flowers, a black/white scene, swirls... Oh so fun!
You can find this pattern in the latest book by Bonnie Hunter called Addicted to Scraps. I was afraid of all those little red squares and blocks set on point and the side triangles. But this pattern has totally changed my mind. I LOVE making the side blocks now. They line up nicely.
This quilt was supposed to be done for one of my BFFs for her birthday in May. Shhhh. It's a secret. Since I didn't get it done then, I'm hoping it will be a surprise Christmas present.