Why am I bringing this up, you might ask? Tonight, while catching up on blog posts, I discovered that Rachel over @ Stitched in Color is running my favorite competition again….yes, a mosaic contest!! The color palette, you guessed, is PINK!!!
I decided to enter a low-volume pink mosaic:
and for the second entry (and my favorite) a saturated palette of pink and orange:
Creating these mosaic’s are so much fun, why not give it a try….go over and check out Rachel’s post.
First off, it’s my sister’s birthday today. Happy Birthday Sis.
The other big news today is that I finished my first baby quilt top (that now makes 1 x mini quilt, and 1 x twin quilt top)…yippee !!!
Simply Stars I love V and Co. “Simply” charm packs. They are so bright and colorful. The designs are very geometric but still whimsical, perfect for a baby quilt. The other great thing about this quilt, is it came together really quickly. Each star block took me about 30 minutes, and each 9 block took about 15 minutes. I love that it was so quick and easy.
After much practice, I think I finally have the knack for matching square blocks. I am very proud how aligned everything is. I was able to take some quick photos this afternoon which is very lucky as we have had thunderstorms/rain every afternoon for the last two weeks. Today is perfect weather!!!
Anyway that’s it, here are some of the details
Name: Simply Stars
Design/Inspiration: No pattern the inspiration came from these two quilts that appeared on pinterest….Reverse Hopscotch @ V and Co. and Elephants on Parade @ Sew Crafty Jess.
Fabric: Simply Style and Simply Color from V & Co. for Moda + Kona White. Size: 54″ x 54″
We arrived back from vacation with an action packed weekend planned.
Firstly, I am ecstatic about my first sale on Etsy. I finished making a custom order for chair bags (for 11 in. wide kids chairs).
The first picture is the actual color swatch which shows the true color, the second picture is the finished bag but the photo was taken in the evening light.
The other big project this weekend is the backyard – we are having a “working bee”, where friends come over and help us out with manual labor in exchange for food and drinks. The two walled levels are being put into the backyard as designed in the previous post. This weekend we should have the following update done to that post (cross fingers 🙂 ):
Additional steps over the next few weekends:
Order and get the wood (DONE)
Order and get the sand, gravel and dirt (DONE – except for the gravel)
Lay out the step walls (DONE)
Put in french drains behind each step (DONE)
Fill in with soil (DONE)
Order and install concrete step tops
Order and get sod
Add the additional vegetable garden (DONE)
Place the boarders for the vegetable garden path
Fill with stones
I will post photo’s on Monday on the progress of our back yard :-).
My projects, over the weekend is to try to make progress on the: