Hello there, remember me? I’m the person responsible for putting out fun, new blog posts about once a week….uhm, yeah, sorry about that, have gotten a little waylaid lately.
I don’t know about you, but our summer is just flying by! Someone summed up the year like this: Januareeeeeeeeee, Februareeeeeeeeeeee, Maaaaaaarch, Aaaaaaapril, Mayyyyyyyyy, June, July, August. That is exactly what it feels like to me too! I can’t believe that my kiddos go back to school in less than 3 weeks! My youngest requested that we not think about school or do any school shopping until the last minute, and I am totally good with that!
This summer was the first full one in our new home and we had fun hosting lots of guests! At one point we had an extra 5 people camping out but we found a spot for every single one of them. The highlight of the summer for me was seeing 2 of my cousins from the Netherlands who I had not seen in over 37 years! The 2 brothers came for 2 weeks and we did so many touristy things with them, which was fun for all of us ( and we might have made too many ice cream stops, but oh well!). I have yet another cousin coming later in August ( she hails from England) so this has really been the summer for family and friends! ( And in case you are wondering, I have a total of 18 cousins and they mostly live in the Netherlands, with a few in England, and 2 in Canada).
Obviously it would have been rude for me to go and sew while hosting company, so my projects have been few and far between! But I did manage to finish this little project!
This started out with some wonky, scrappy, low volume Courthouse Steps blocks:
I was thinking of turning them into a pillow, but I have so many pillows already….so I decided on a tablemat instead ( as if I don’t have enough of those already too 😉 )
Anyway, I simply LOVE this….I think it’s the soft, sweet colors…or maybe the pop of red in the centers…or maybe the scallops on the ends….or maybe the RED button-hole stitching around the scallops…..
I actually wrote down all the instructions for this project so I will add it under my tutorial tab in case you are interested ( just give me a few days!).
Well, that’s really all I have to share this time around. I can’t wait to dive into more quilt projects soon, but first I feel the need to make some changes in the furniture arrangement in my quilt/craft room…wish me luck…..and send chocolate ;).
Until next time~happy creating!