Though I know it's just a matter of time. That new ruler's 'pssts' are getting louder and louder. We're now up to 'PSSSSST!', with 'PSSSSSST!!!' soon to come.
In the meantime, I got a nice little fabric bump in the mail this morning:
I was a September winner in the Scraptastic Tuesday linky party. There were a couple of glitches along the way (email is a lovely thing when it's working correctly...), but I'm now the happy owner of a stack of Tim Holtz fat quarters. (One of my very favorite designers, and I was woefully lacking in that department.)
And I spy some browns in there, for this month's RSC blocks. Win win win! (I thought I had a lot of browns in my stash, until I went looking. That's been happening to me a lot this year. Apparently I have delusions where certain colors are concerned.)
Sharp-eyed readers might have spotted the pattern in last post's photo of my loot from Capital Quilts - the Sew Together bag is now figuring heavily in my plans for fall sewing.
After all, everybody needs about ten of them, right? (Note to self: buy a lot of zippers)
Remember way back when, when I tossed out some hints on projects I was working on? Gifts have been gifted, so I'll do a quick reveal. (Yeah, I know you were all just dying of curiosity...)
Here's what I was chain quilting:
Improv birdie coasters. These were a lot of fun, though a real challenge because I found it hard to let go of rulers and precision and matchy-matchy. (I really admire wonky and carefree piecing - I just don't feel like I'm very good at it...)
The other teaser was for this project:
It's heavily padded, and there's a removable insert, so it can be used for growlers or for individual bottles.
This was a gift for my oldest daughter and her husband (the ones I just visited), who are beer aficionados and will put it to good use.
Though I wish I had taken notes while I was building it, since younger daughter expressed interest in having one, too.
I'm sure I can remember exactly what I did, right?