Apparently this hot weather we've been having has melted portions of my brain, because I was sure I'd thrown up a post on Monday or Tuesday. Hmm...
Anxious to finish up June, I made a few aqua kaleidoscopes this week, which will soon be followed by some pink ones (because kaleidoscopes, ya know?),
and some whatchacallit stars for both June and July.
And little Scribbles, here, nosed her way to the front of the line.
What could be cuter than those polka dot ears?
Well, that polka dot tail, I guess, but still.
My other big time-consumer this week was playing with logs. Specifically, a bunch of courthouse steps blocks to see how they would look with my medallion quilts.
Since I'm also playing along with the other Log Cabin Loonies, a bunch of log cabin blocks can never be a bad thing. If they don't go into the medallions, I'm sure I'll find a good use for them. In the meantime, they're a soothing block to work on when it's too hot to think. And following Julie's excellent tip, I'm making the logs with 1.25" strips, which are easily made by slicing a 2.5" strip right down the middle. Since I have buckets of 2.5" strips, this has made log rolling a whole lot simpler!
And I've made the opening moves on another quilt. (Because it's already a week of July gone and I hadn't started a new quilt yet, right?) This is going to be a bed-sized Storm at Sea in scrappy blues and greens. So far I've just started cutting pieces for it, but I had to make a few components to make sure everything fit together right, of course.
Can you imagine how much fun I'm going to have, dithering around with arranging all those hundreds of block parts? It'll keep me busy for days and days. And days.
Though it occurs to me that I'll be a lot happier if I have a design wall by then...
Linking with So Scrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday. Come see all the pink fun!
And since so much of this is about scraps, I'll also link to Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
Between the two of them, they make my weekends a blast! Always so much pretty to look at!