I had a coupon for 25% off my order for fabric.com (thanks Amy!) so I bought some dots...
and wallflower prints.
Think I'm done with fabric buying for a while - although theseprints are sooo cute!
My parents just got back from Morro Bay (my dad had a knife show in Ventura) and my mom brought a beautiful hummingbird feeder back for the kids (who are all doing much better) and some super yummy fudge!
The salesperson assured her there were hummingbirds here but after some Google searching we discovered there aren't any.
I sewed up the backing for the Far, Far Away quilt...
And the Amy Butler one. That backing is big - and somehow took forever.
It needs to be 8" bigger on each side for the long arm machine and piecing all of it together (with not much a of a plan) took a while. But it's done and ready to be shipped.
After I was done with the backs, I was looking over my scraps and realized I HAVE TOO MANY!
Much, much too many!
Lucky for all of you!
Because, in honor of Earth Day (I would have done it even if Earth Day wasn't tomorrow but this worked out well), I am giving away 5 bags of scraps (as much as I can fit in a flat rate envelope) to 5 people.
There are some big and little pieces all mixed in - mostly pinks, browns, yellows and reds.
I started sorting and then when I was done, looked over and realized I hadn't even touched the blue or green bags. So I'll have another giveaway for those next month (I told you I had a lot!).
So here's the catch....leave me a comment telling me what you think I should name this quilt and this one. Don't worry if you can't think of any names - the drawing will be random - I just need some ideas.
I'll leave the giveaway open until Thursday morning (and as long as all the winners aren't international, I'll open it up to everyone!).
I finished sewing on the borders on these two quilts this afternoon (and then had another after-hours clinic visit for the 6 year old which resulted in some traumatic blood-drawing....he almost pulled the needle out!).
I went with a double border on the Far, Far Away one...orange and yellow - definitely not my normal colors but they work so well with the rest of the quilt.