Anyway, I digress... I've been up to a whole bunch lately so I thought I'd show you a few of the highlights over the last month or so.
49 string blocks for the Mini Scrap Basket Block Swap. These were really fun and quick blocks to make - and they use a ton of scraps to boot! My only regret is that I didn't save some of my own blocks...I swapped them all! But, I can always make some more, right?
Next up are my December blocks for the Love Circle of do. Good Stitches. Rachel put together an awesome tutorial for these fab herringbone blocks. I love how they turned out and can't wait to see the whole quilt! Our circle took the month of January off, so be sure to check back for the awesome block lined up for our February quilt!
This is a little mini that I made for my new super-duper buddy, Whitney. I missed the deadline for signing up for the ALFALC swap in December so she suggested we swap anyway. The swap is for fabric and chocolate, but we decided to add in a handmade item as well. I'd just finished up the blocks above but wasn't ready to be done with the block...so I modified it a little bit and came up with this fun mini quilt. I personally love it and luckily Whitney does, too! I'll post what she sent me in the next day or two...she spoiled me!
I joined a flickr group called Quilting for Kids, which is a group that donates quilts to children in foster care. I made these four blocks for a quilt going to a little boy and I can't wait to make more blocks for this cause!
I made these blocks for my hive of the [3x6] Sampler Quilt Mini Bee. I happen to love how they turned out...isn't it amazing how many different ways you can use HSTs? One of these days I'll find time to make a block in my colors. I have too much on my plate right now!
I knocked out these babies for my hive of the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee. I'm so excited that these turned out OK - I was a bit nervous to send them along since my hive consisted of Elizabeth, Lee, Lindsay, Lyanna, and Wendy. Talk about hanging with the cool kids! And, again, I didn't have a chance to do one in my colors...but it's surely on my to do list because I love how these worked out!
And these cuties are for Michelle, for the Design Camp [think outside the block] Swap. She sent us these A-MAZING Echino fabrics (the first time I've seen any in person!) an asked us to try an awesome technique dubbed "confetti". The one on the right is my block using that technique...it was so fun! Then she (Michelle) said to just have fun with the rest...the left block is what happened. I love them both and I can't tell you how much I love the fabric. I do think I'll be splurging on some Echino in the future.
I also managed to make 2 inifinity scarves...one for me and one for my fantastic sister. I'll have to grab a picture of one - I made it from Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannel and Little Folks voile.
I have lots more in the works...I may have gotten a little sign-up-happy and joined a whole mess of swaps! Oops! I'm excited, but I'm getting a bit nervous to make things that my partners will think are super-awesome. I'm sure it'll work out - and I will keep y'all posted on my progress!
Oh, and I have an actual "real size" quilt in the works, too...it just needs binding and then I'll post about that. See? My studio (ha ha ha!) has been a busy little corner of my universe lately!