I have such an exciting week planned. Tomorrow I am getting a visitor and we are going to spend an entire day quilt shop hopping around Portland. I have not ventured out to all of the shops on my own yet. Shop hopping is so much better with a friend don't you think?
Despite everything going on, I did get quite a bit of time at my machine.
I am making my quilt in bright summer colors instead of the holiday fabrics, so I am calling it Midnight Lemonade, reminiscent of those hot summer days by the pool sipping on ice cold lemonade. :)
I am loving these colors.
Grrrr....More seam ripping to get those perfect points. Only a few this time though. One day I won't even have to think about it. Practice makes perfect, right?
This swirl placement was a complete accident. :)
I did not realize this photo was so blurry, but it was the only one I took of the finished block for some reason.
Starting on Block 3. Points are looking good.
I don't remember where I read about this tip, but with these little pieces I have been placing them under a stack of old magazines after pressing while they are still warm. It helps a lot to get that crisp seam fold. Especially when you have a lot of seams coming together. I think this method will be added to my "always do" list.
I couldn't resist taking this photo against the bright sunny window. Isn't it pretty?
I am having so much fun doing these blocks that I thought some of you should join me.
The Fat Quarter Shop wants you to join in too. They are giving me, not one, but TWO Holiday Wishes books to give away today. Also, if you swing on over to their blog, they are hosting an entire blog hop with this book. There are some great quilters doing the patterns in the book and it looks like so much fun! You can check it out HERE.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below. The winners will be chosen randomly and the giveaway will close Sunday, July 24th. Make sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger so I can contact you.
Question: Do you find that you quilt in seasonal advance? Or in the theme of a particular season?
In other words, are you making your holiday quilts in July? Or do you wait until the weather is cool and the holiday is near to be in that mood?
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Today I'll be linking up with:
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Linky Tuesday at Free Motion by the River
Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio