Oops, I disappeared again.
This time, I went down to Louisiana to spend some time with my family and also to see this face.
I broke up the 16-hour drive into 2 days both going and coming, staying with friends in Birmingham on the way down and Atlanta on the way back. I brought hostess gifts, like these dish towels.
I used this Fig Tree tutorial to embellish some fun blue tea towels from World Market with leftover strips from a jelly roll project.
...Leftover strips from this particular jelly roll project actually.
Shortcake pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. Maybe I'll actually quilt it by the end of the month.
To help with said machine quilting, I've been perusing Angela Walters' new book and practicing designs. I'm working up the gumption to quilt all these concentric swirls on the Joy strip top I finished last month. It's all basted and ready to go now.
Oh, and I finally took some time over my vacation to figure out instagram, if you can't tell from the fuzzy photos. If you're on there, look me up, yo! @crookedseams I'm still trying to decide if I like it.
Finally, the winner of the July jelly roll challenge is...
#6 - Pattilou!!! Check your email! I've sent a message requesting your address. Also, everyone else should take a look at Pattilou's projects - those teeny tiny Birds in Flight blocks are adorable.
Be sure to check out the quilts from the July party, if you're looking for some inspiration - folks worked on some pretty great projects last month.