*crickets chirping as everyone goes, "You were gone?"*
Hee! It looks (from catching up with blog posts) like I missed a bit of a quilting-world storm, but that's OK--I've had storm enough at home! (I'm not done with the semester yet, but since today is Mother's Day, I'm taking a breather. :)
In between the craziness, I've had just enough time to finish a couple things. First and foremost, I present:
Fabric: Tweet Tweet by Keiki, Spirit by Lila Tueller, and Bella Solid Bleached White
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Quilted at the Backyard Quilt Shop in a loose swirl with pale pink thread
Follow the cut for more TweetyGigs, and some mug rug goodness!
I was so excited with how this turned out!
Although I didn't get the best picture of the back, it gives you an idea...
I tried the tube method for creating bias binding, and I think I did pretty well with it--but it'll take me some practice before I'm really comfortable doing it.
And I adore that whirlygig block!
The biggest quilt I've ever made, and I'm so pleased with it. I guess we should probably get going on actually purchasing Z's big-girl bed, eh?
Here she is, the almost-four princess herself, flying on her tree swing:
She picked out some lovely flowers for me for Mother's Day:
I also had a great gift this weekend--my Mug Rug Swap Adventure partner Janet (who was very understanding of my lateness, and I thank her for that) sent me this beauty:
Isn't it gorgeous? Look at that quilting!
And it is the perfect thing for my sewing room--it even matches my sewing machine!
I made for her a Kitty-Inna-Flower-Garden:
I tried a few new things with this, and I hope Janet likes it! (Also, I'm instituting a new rule for myself: No swaps during the school year. Like, absolutely none.)
WHEW!!! That was quite the update! Which is what happens when you disappear for more than a month. *g*
I am so excited to get back into the sewing room! For summertime I'd like to finish the layer-cake sampler quilt, and I've got a jelly-roll quilt-along I'm doing with my MIL, and a queen-size quilt for our bed planned, so. I think I'll keep myself busy?
I hope all of you are doing well!