We're wrapping up the summer around here. Just a few more days until school starts. I think we're all pretty excited about that. The hubs has been super busy at work recently, but we were able to sneak away for the weekend. We stayed at my mom's cabin and visited Yellowstone Park. It was our first family vacation with just our little family--no extended family. It wasn't as idealistic as we had hoped. This picture pretty much sums up the weekend.
The standard bison picture from the car. This guy block traffic for several minutes while he just walked down the center of the road.
On the sewing front I have a few fun WIPs to share.
I cut into the Oakshott Rubies stack and have just a tiny bit left. I won't be sharing pictures of this project for a while, but I am loving it. I'll be quilting it up soon--as soon as I can commit to a quilting design. In the meantime I'm thinking of making a couple pillow covers with my few tiny scraps. I LOVE these fabrics and need to buy more. They were so fun to work with.
With the Rubies project off the design wall, I had room to put these beauties on the wall! I don't know when I'll actually start sewing these, I just had to see how they look together. Almost every bee block has arrived.
Finally at the sewing machine this week: I'm working on
quilting this twin quilt for my nephew. My SIL requested this quilt for
their little guy. It's a very simple quilt--just a strip quilt of
orange, blue, lime and grey solids. To add some texture I'm quilting
each strip different. I plan to use about six different quilting
designs. I want to mix it up, but don't want it overly crazy. So far
so good. I finished the grey strips last night.
Finally, in quite possibly my most exciting news of the week, go check out the cover for the first issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited that they just posted on Facebook. That may just be my quilt on the cover!!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.