Hello, friends! Thank you so much for your kind words on my travels post. (I’m never sure if those are just too boring- like sitting through someone’s travel slides. I do try and make it quilting related so there’s something of interest. 😉
Not a lot of new finishes to share at the moment, but I thought I’d give a little update on my current quilting projects and what’s on my cutting table.
My Current Quilting Projects
June was a busy month. We were on the road out of town for a good chunk of it. I did prep more of my red, white, and blue orange peel blocks to take with me. They’re a great carry-along project. I started them when we were traveling on a summer vacation 8 years ago (I just looked that up – I can’t believe it’s been that long!?) and have been working on quilting projects on summer trips ever since.
I’m so glad I still like them! Back when I started I purposely chose a classic red, white, and blue color for that reason. I’ve just always loved red, white, and blue quilts. (I even have a Red, White, and Blue Quilts pinboard!)
It was fun to add Gretel fabrics to the mix this year. 🙂 Maybe this is the summer when I will finally count how many I’ve made and start sewing them together?
Also on my cutting table this month: Christmas fabric of course! lol.
In my next up pile: this adorable collection called Joey by Deena Rutter featuring the sweetest mama and baby Koala Bears and Sloths. I’m itching to start cutting into it! Fingers crossed this weekend it’ll happen.
I’ve got a new baby quilt tutorial in mind for this stuff!
Looking pretty perfect with this collection is this lovely new navy blue Olfa Rotary cutter. Olfa just released a new selection of navy products including rotary cutters and cutting mats! I’ve always been a sucker for navy, so I’m pretty excited.
Finally, a picture of this years’ poppies from the foothills near our house. They were a good sanity saver last week. And a lot prettier than other issues we’ve got going!
Because in other less pretty news, we had a bit of a summer surprise. Just when I was starting to think things would settle down after a busy June of traveling and house guests – we discovered a leak under the kitchen sink. We’ve had issues there off and on for years and this time really pulled back to investigate. Well, let’s just say thank goodness for insurance because the damage was a lot worse than we expected and I had guys here ripping out half my kitchen this week. We’re in for a fun summer of kitchen repairs… I’m trying to laugh so I don’t cry.
This definitely was not part of my summer plans to get my life organized and savor the moments with my growing kids… but, maybe it is. It’s a good time to clean out the kitchen and other connected areas. I can still Marie Kondo parts of my house. And I can still slow down and connect with the kids while we’re waiting for contractors….
So maybe a lot less sewing than I’d originally planned this summer, but that’s okay too…