...helps this week!
As soccer season was winding down, I started a "Baby Swoon" obsession. With my love of scraps and tote just chock full of them...what could be better than mini Swoon blocks?
I started out with a pink and have added a blue, purple, yellow and orange block. They measure a square 11" when finished with 81 pieces in each block. I'm sewing them together using Sun Rays Quilt Block from Twin Fibers. I just love this way to frame a block! These babies will somehow be incorporated with this block:
for a scrappy quilt for hubsy dear and I. This is a full size (24.5" square I think) block with some much loved vintage and other scraps from the tote. I will do more blocks based on colors like the baby Swoons and somehow make it all work. At least, that's the plan.
I managed to finish up some of the Moda Buttercup Swoon blocks as well.
Library Gal Quilts commented on having a simplified way of doing the block and I need to contact her to pick her brain! I have all the measurements (both for the big and baby blocks) memorized and could probably cut and sew one in my sleep! But I sure do love the way this block looks.
The "Useful Baskets" scholarship campaigns continues.
Hubsy sweets volunteered two for an auction for a very good cause, scholarships raised for a daycare.
So here are my two contributions to the auction:
The colors today on the garden bench couldn't have matched more perfectly for this picture.
Three more to make for our own co-op scholarship fund.
Our 2011/2012 ECHS Strikers Soccer Team. Middleman is far left on the bench. They placed third in the Silver Division for 2nd Division for Nationals. What an awesome thing to have hundreds of homeschooling families in one place for a weekend of soccer and fellowship! World Vision will send soccer balls to a school in an underdeveloped nation for a small donation. Middleman is writing up a proposal today to ask his fellow teammates to donate just a few dollars to share their passion with boys and girls in another country.
I love that kid!
Head on over to World Vision and see what you can do with just a few dollars to help change the world!
Also in the works this week is the binding of this quilt:
Not really sure I have a name for it yet. It's made from vintage sheets and pillowcases and new (sometimes designer) fabric. I decided to use Moda's Birdie for the binding. Some loving, sweet, compassionate and super duper sister brought some home from Paducah last year for me.
I wasn't sure how to finish this one off because there's so much going on visually. I had thought a solid, but didn't want to go out and purchase more fabric just for this. Found the blue Birdie and it was perfect!
Here it is almost finished. Just one more corner and half of a side and it's ready for the wash. Just in time for the temps to drop tonight!
I'll be linking up with Lee at for WIP Wednesday. Even when I don't get to post on Wednesdays, I still love to go through the other ladies' contributions and see what beautiful and creative things they're working on. They're so inspriring and help take the doldrums away. Hope you get a chance to go over and take a look!
Here's to the rest of the week treating us kindly!