Do you remember how I told you I've done a little bit of sewing lately? Well I'm finally here to share it with you. It hasn't been much but I have managed to get some blocks done for some quilt block swaps. Do you remember the monthly quilt block swap I'm in? You probably don't as I haven't shared the blocks with you since April. Time sure does fly, doesn't it?! I'm ready to share the May, June and July blocks I made and received.
The theme for May was flowers. I made this block for my two partners . . .
It reminds me of the flower child theme from the 60's. :)
This is the flower block I received from Joan . . .
And here's one more May block. This one's from Barbara . . .
I love the flower and contrast of colors! Thanks Barbara! :)
Barbara also sent me this cool bag she made . . .
I love the fabric! Thanks again Barbara! :)
Now for the June blocks. This is the block I made . . .
The theme for June was summer. What says summer better than the sun?! I designed this one myself. It's pretty simple really. I was looking through my fabric stash and nothing was saying "summer" to me. Then I got to the batik shelf. I saw heat waves, moving water, and sunsets. I knew this was the way to go. I love the way it turned out. I appliqued the sun center and stitched the sun rays with perle cotton.
Donna sent me this block for summer . . .
I love it! Great colors, design, fabrics. The birdhouse as a central feature is perfect! Thanks Donna! :)
This next block was from Nettie . . .
I love everything about this block! The pink and blue are perfect (especially the pink)! And do you see that bicycle in the center? It's awesome! :) Here's a closer view of it . . .
Nettie got a new embroidery machine and she used it to make my block. It's so fitting and so pretty! I love it! Awesome job Nettie! :)
Now for July. The theme for July was patriotic. I gave my two partners each one of the patriotic blocks I made for the "Celebrating Red White & Blue" Blog Hop.
I received this cool block from Donna . . .
I love the design and fabrics she used. Great job Donna! :)
Nettie made this patriotic block for me . . .
You can't go wrong with red, white & blue! Thanks Nettie! :)
Until next time . . .