I have no idea what it is, but while I was admiring it, a big fat bee came to feast upon it. He stayed quite a while and though he wasn't inclined to pose, I managed to sneak a shot while he wasn't looking!
THAT my neices' and nephews' birthdays sneak up on me is an understatement! My neice turned 6 on Wednesday. A few years ago I made her older sister a pillowcase and it was very well received, so I decided this year it was Maya's turn. Here is the pillowcase I made for her. I hope she likes it. I happened to flip the calendar to August only to realize that my nephew turns 5 next week ... so off to the fabric store I go for another novelty print - thank goodness these pillowcases go together fast!!
THE OTHER thing I want to share with you is that I am making a few small quilts. They will go to Fusions, the gallery in Pittsboro, next month for the September quilt sale. This is the first one that's finished. It's about 42x54.
Several years ago I exchanged two sizes of brown squares with my local bee. They were intended to go together into a certain pattern. Well, of course the stacks just sat in my closet! So I decided that it was time to use them up. I bought three new prints with brown and managed to make four throw quilts with my squares ... and I even have a few left over! This quilt was my first attempt at any real free motion quilting (other than very small pieces) on my new machine. It did a great job! Now I just have to learn how to make all those fancy patterns I see!
I can't believe it's almost August. Wow. It doesn't seem possible.