Rachel is the quilter for our first month (August) and she asked us to provide two red and aqua blocks for a sampler. The only other guidelines were that they finish at 12", that we make two of the same block, and they contain no wonky cuts or curves.
I made a couple of pinwheel blocks. I hope these are what Rachel has in mind. It's crazy that I can have so many fabrics and so few aqua prints.
My first block was an eight point star, but it finished out too big to trim down to 12", so I went with the pinwheels.
The other set of blocks I'm passing off to the postman today are headed to Lucia's house.
Lucia is a very talented fellow member of the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild. She has a 32 year-old friend, Errick, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer and has just begun chemo treatments. Lucia is a generous soul who is using her gifts to bless others. Like me, her stash was a little skimpy on masculine colors and prints, so she has called for help and I hope that these blocks will fit the bill. They are on their way, Lucia.
I am so ready for my girl to come home from camp! It's so quiet around here. I haven't gotten nearly as much work done as I had hoped, but the house is clean, organized, and ready to pack as soon as Sean gets the boxes out of the attic. I've been keeping up with my Coconut hamstersitting duties. He's so stinking cute; I can't resist playing with him. I let him explore the coffee table (under my close supervision) because he can't run away and totally avoids the edges. I stacked the books up like stairs and he climbs up and down. He climbed into my bowl of perle cotton, but then started chewing on some purple, so that didn't work out. I think he misses Shea as much as I do. I'm praying for her group to have a safe journey back to Texas tomorrow and I can't wait to see her!