Stash Report - I was BAD. I saw this wonderful fabric last Tuesday and ordered it before I even took a breath. And worse - I have no idea what I'll do with it (well actually I do and it will be my NewFO this month - a wall hanging designed using Judy Hopkins' method). I just wanted it - materialism at it worst. I bought 2 yards from Fabricdepot.com - it was on sale:
I also used 2 yards for the backs of those twins' quilts so my numbers stay the same.
The colors in the photo are way off - I need to read my manual again. Those leaves are really a soft moss green (medium value) not black! And the blue in the compass is not blue, but a nice teal. My compass is now appliqued to the background and I'm working on those leaves you see - seven more to go. I've decided now that I've finished that compass, the rest of the elements will be machine appliqued - I just don't have the luxury of time to do it by hand. Some parts will still be by hand - like the tiny stems that come next - but for the most part it will be by machine. LOL - then again there are so many tiny parts - it may be more by hand than I think.
My Lovely Finish for July is a cute I Spy House that Sophie picked for Block Lotto. I'm so glad I include an easy finish each month!
Even if I don't win the blocks, think these houses would make a great calendar quilt. Thanks, Sophie!
Have a great week! I hope to post again for Hexie Friday to take a break from all the mad quilting. Linky parties are underlined.
Here's the Linky for Applique Tuesday - would love to see any and all eye candy - doesn't have to be applique - but if it is all the better for us.