May was busy with multiple end of year concerts for both kids (choir, band, band and choir combined, another choir performance...), high school graduation party and actual graduation ceremony on different weekends, a lovely visit with my parents, and trying to get the garden into shape for summer after a very wet and cold spring. It didn't leave much time and dare I say it, energy, for quilting.
I eased myself back into the sewing room on a rainy day last weekend by catching up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. The green one for May was not made in May, but it's done!
|Green RSC butterfly block (May)
In the middle of the week I tackled a quilt backing that should have been quick to make but wasn't. and I'll write about that whole debacle another time. Today I made the yellow one for June and the creative juices are starting to flow again. Yay!
|Yellow RS butterfly block (June)
Thanks to Sandra of mmm!quilts for the inspiration for the photo shoot. I was feeling rather blah about my blocks shot on the design wall when I saw her recent Instagram post of three quilt blocks draped over a flowering basket. It's a gorgeous day outside, the garden is looking half decent, though not quite in full bloom yet, and I had a helper available to stand just so as needed to shade the blocks so the sun wouldn't wash them out. That poor little yellow butterfly isn't washed out by the sun. It turned out most of my yellow scraps were rather soft yellows. I may make another before I put the quilt together at the end of the year. I'll wait and see how everything looks together.
While I was at it, I snapped new pictures of the previous blocks too.
|Red RSC butterfly block (March)
Those tipsy pots are just starting to fill up a bit. I'll have to take another butterfly picture once those impatiens grow more and fill the pots with white blooms.
|Aqua RSC butterfly block (February)
|Purple RSC butterfly block (January)
Now that I've been playing with color again, I have lots of ideas percolating. However, the bird quilt and the Canada quilt both need to be quilted first. It will be very hot this weekend, so maybe I'll hunker down in the cool sewing room and make progress on those. I really want to get to those other ideas! There is a Grunge rainbow and some Tula Pink in my sewing future (though not together!)
Now I'll leave you with one last picture, because 1) I'm a proud mom and 2) he asked if I have bragged yet. Here's my bragging: he has graduated, heads off to university in the fall with a scholarship, just started his first paying job, earned his Eagle Scout rank...My baby's all grown up! Beam!
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