But, back to the sewing... I've been doing a lot of cutting - parts for on-going projects, parts for new projects - because I can cut fabric and watch the Olympics at the same time. I need to cut pieces for my Quilty 365/366 blocks, and, while I have the fabrics out, I may as well cut block parts for a new project. Katy over at KatyQuilts designed this block, and shared the pattern. I fell in love with it immediately, and I've started cutting fabric for it every time I cut fabrics for my daily blocks. I've got quite the stack of fabrics ready to sew.
As well, Kat posted her August block for her Covered In Love charity block drive. She wants black and white fabrics to make Disappearing 9-Patch blocks, using either lime green, bright yellow or Caribbean blue for the center square. I have LOTS of black and white fabrics, so this is an easy one for me! I grabbed the box of B/W fabrics, found some lime fabrics, as well as a suitable blue and started cutting. I had to go shopping for a yellow fabric (what a hardship, right?), and quickly assembled these blocks:
They're ready to be sliced up and re-assembled into D9P blocks. I actually have about 8 more blocks ready to cut up.
One last quick project was for a wedding shower at church. Our church life coordinator is getting married next month, and we showered her with love and gifts earlier this evening. Her fiancee has honey bees, and they enjoy "creating" honey and honey-based products, which they sell at our town's Farmer's Market. She also sews, and I was sure she'd enjoy these "bee" inspired coasters - all of the fabrics either have bees in the print, or have bee-striped influences. The coasters will be put to good use, I'm sure!
I'm linking up with Quilting is more fun than Housework's Oh Scrap! post, and she can quilt's Scraptastic Tuesday post.