Today is the beginning of week 3 for the Island Batik Blog Hop. There have been so many great projects shared so far and I have many favorites. Have you picked any favorites?
Island Batik will be giving away 2 fat quarter bundles again this week. Enter on any of the Island Batik Ambassador blogs, including below or visit the Island Batik Blog to enter.
This weeks fq bundles are Smooch and Sundance.
In other news
I had another productive weekend but I wasn’t able to participate in Jennifer’s (Inquiring Quilter) Saturday Sew-In the way I wanted to. When my son moved out and his bedroom became my sewing room, the old dark dreary sewing room became the catch all. Boxes that needed to go out for the trash but it was too early to set them out, fold up chairs from Thanksgiving that needed to be folded and put away, a parlor table that my husbands great grandfather made, the rocking chair I tripped over and broke my toe (yep it was moved in there), a dozen large boxes of my son’s belongings, the list goes on. Needless to say I have not done anything in that room except add to the mess in over a year and a half.
The boxes are now broke down and ready to go out Wednesday and most things are in the permanent home. The closet, oh my! I went through everything and decided to trash five 13 gallon trash bags of stuff I haven’t thought of in years. Gifted a couple items to my sister and pulled out the wire shelving that had been used for storage.
It is now in my sewing room. Yes, I even tackled my sewing room and began to fill that wire shelf. There’s still a ways to go but this is a start.
Recovered my ironing board for my work table which was long over due. New fabric is so dirty.
Worked on my 2nd project for the June IB challenge. Only one project is required but I loved Petal Pushers so much and have enough left after the first project for another. There was also a couple yards of the IB Rice left from a previous quilt to cut up for my background. More on that Thursday.
The little quilt from vintage fabric, I decided to add the left over orange strips to the abundance of yellow strips for the binding. It is now a finished quilt.