I am surprised at how much I seem to have got done- I think its a sign of the bad weather that I have not felt guilty about spending time sewing. I have made quite a few gifts for Melanie for her Santa Sack but can't show them!!! And also knitted a short cotton summer top for my daughter.
I have also just finished a chair cover using a method similar to the one being shared on the
Fusion Blanket Crochet Along. It is for my camping chair and makes it so comfortable and looks colourful when we are out with our caravan trying to find some of that stuff called sunshine!! It also doubles as a picnic mat as it just ties onto the chair. Its made from Kaffe Fassett and Westminster Fabrics I bought in Liberty's last year.
I have plans to do another one maybe in Liberty Tana Lawn squares or in soft brushed cotton as a baby blanket as it is an enjoyable way of combining quilting and crochet while I am on holiday.
There is another trip to London planned for the autumn after the Olympics are over to
see our son's new flat and also visit the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexander Palace- so more shopping !!!
I have also used up some charm squares to make some placemats for the caravan using a Scrappy 4 Patch tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Co which Khris from Freebies for Crafters shared. It is a great tutorial and makes wonderful 4 patch blocks. I had some lovely daffodil fabric which I used to make them reversible - they look very spring -like and will cheer us up even if the sun does not shine!!
My Dresden Fan is nearly finished - just needs quilting but might have to wait until I can find some approppriate backing material. I also plan to make the edges scalloped which will be a first. I will be hunting down some fabric while we are in Edinburgh later in August. I've promised it to my Mum so that she can raffle it for the Leukemia Care Charity.
My big project after the holiday period will be the very large embroidered quilt I have a commission for - it is 104" sqaure so will keep me busy this autumn. I have designed it using Quilt Pro 6 which I like although I know most people seem to prefer Electric Quilt. It will contain the new Candlewick and Candlewick Rose blocks from KennyKreations. They have a Celebration sale on at the moment so I was tempted to buy these as they are really lovely.
I also ran up a Machine Cover after seeing some in blogs - it covers my small Janome and has pockets to keep bits and pieces with the machine.
So lets hope we all see a bit more summer sun and can enjoy the Olympics over the next month.