With gardening season in full gear, my sewing machine pretty much stays under cover. I turned it on today to make an overdue block for the quilt ministry, but otherwise everything is hand stitching done on the go.
I finished the binding on the quilt that's heading to Ethiopia with Quilts Beyond Borders. Attaching label. Will wash and ship this week.
I love how scrap quilts absorb all sorts of wild, weird, funky, and downright ugly fabrics! The fabrics don't even have to be the right color to work. It's quite fascinating how the uglies fade in and make the pretties shine. After a while, you forget who is ugly and who is pretty!!
Poor Sarah has been waiting forever for my hand block. It's finally done and the colors coordinate nicely with the above quilt! I found a big chunk of "made" fabric where I had pieced a bunch of oddball scraps together. Seemed like a good answer for the "hand" fabric.
Here is a peak at my Handwork for Summer Sanity Project! Some odd, funky color / fabric combos which make me smile. I don't know what these blocks will be when they grow up....I'm just having fun creating them (mindlessly, for the most part.)
Here is a look at the back of the one I'm currently stitching. These blocks have larger fabric pieces than most of my hand work projects. The longer stitching lines go together fast. Very fun and relaxing.
These pieces are marked using a stamp set from Cindy Blackberg. The stamps take the work out of the prep stage and increase accuracy in a major way! Love that! (no affiliation with Cindy, just a fan.)
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Linking to: Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday