I have been "working" on spending
a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. Once a week or so I would go online and see what they had. The only thing I really knew I wanted was the Atkinson design table topper. I've wanted that pattern since it came out. And, as I looked I added things to my cart but stillcouldn't spend it all. (Well, really, I could have, but I was trying not to buy a bunch of fabric. Remember I am trying to USE it up!) It took me so long to make up my mind one of the Schnibbles I wanted was no longer available. That was fine as it was this one I really wanted. I thought it would be fun to make some neat shams for the two guest beds so got the book by Anka Designs. I also bought a little bit of fabric but it wasn't upstairs when I took the photo. Maybe I'll share the charm pack and the go with fab later.
This little blue and yellow quilt is for Marge's Challenge for Ami Simm's Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. These were left over triangles from this quilt. It was from "thank you" blocks from when I was in charge of Faithful Circle Quilter's night group. I started quilting it last week but didn't like it so took it out and next I'm trying a clamshell design. That's what I'll be working on tonight.
Do you want to help support Alzheimer's research? You've still got time to make a quilt and enter it in Marge's Challenge. She even has two prizes. One is for whoever sends her quilt #100. And another one is a "Best of Show" award. She'll be showing all the quilts she receives on her web site and open them up for voting. Last date for her to receive them is August 21st. Come on now, you still have a few days to make your wonderful little quilt and get it in the mail to Marge. I'm hoping I can take a partial quilt I bought at an auction and get it finished in time to send it to her too. Check the rules out at Marge's site.
I finally got this top done from the Quilt for Kids kit. It was fun to work on "new" fabric. It's a simple pattern that I kept sewing on as I was doing other things. It was finished along with another little quilt that I'll show pictures of later. I'll probably get this quilted next week as we're having company on Friday.
On a personal note:
to Aimee & Kevin who became engaged over the weekend.