This little old blog has been collecting dust. Much has happened since my last post: we took the kids on vacation to several national parks and to a family reunion; my husband and I went to Bavaria and Prague; I ran a half marathon; I went back to work for 4 months then "retired" again because we moved to Texas; more travel after our move to Texas, and the little one started kindergarten. This left so little time for blogging.
Now that you're caught up, here's a quick rundown on the status of things I was working on and finished, or started and completed since the last post in May:
My "41" quilt, which was my epic Sis Boom fabrics project, which I finished and it lived on my bed until we moved. It has since been appropriated by Martina for her bed, since she claims it looks better in her room than in mine. Here it is looking gorgeous on the lawn:
My Delectable Mountains quilt top for do. Good Stitches was pieced together at a retreat in June. Quilting it is at the top of my sewing list.
My Friendship x and + swap blocks were temporarily lost, then found again, as I was unpacking my sewing paraphernalia after the big move. Hooray! I finished all 64 blocks and sent Jennifer her half. Jennifer finished her quilt (see her beautiful work here) while I completed my quilt top. Pardon the grainy photo... I took it with my iPhone, which got wet when I slipped into a creek on a hiking trip this summer. It hasn't taken a good photo since.
I participated in *a few* swaps. It got to the point where my whole family was exasperated that I would start another swap item immediately after finishing one, and my little one was ever on the lookout for a swap package delivery from the postman. I won't post photos of all of the completed swap projects because they are so numerous, but you can find them on IG (I'm @little_mama_d) if you have the inclination and patience to scroll through my feed. Here are a few of my favorites:
I designed and made this mini quilt for the #AnnaMariaHornerMiniQuiltSwap on Instagram . It was terribly hard putting this one in the post.
This mini and zippered pouch were designed and made for the #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap on IG:
This mini was designed (loosely based off of Aunt Rachel's Star quilt block) and made for the IG #rainbowminiquiltswap. This was the first time I'd used variegated quilting thread. I will definitely be using it again.
I hope you enjoyed this little recap of my makes over the past year. Have you participated in any swaps lately? What is your favorite swap item that you've made?