Last week was Spring Break for Zach, so we had him home for the week. That always makes momma happy. :) We didn't do anything too exciting...just enjoyed time at home. DH and Zach did go skiing one day and had a blast!
I have been doing a bit of sewing here and there. Nothing huge getting accomplished, though. You might remember this quilt I made late last year...it's a Disappearing 9 Patch. I was asked to demo the technique at a small quilt group that I belong to. So I made up a couple of samples to show the ladies.
The first one I used a Charm Pack to make a small table runner. The fabric is the Portugal line from Moda and it's soooo much prettier in person. I couldn't get the colors to come out true. I need a summer runner (other than patriotic) for my table, so this will be perfect!
The next one uses just three fabrics and I wanted to show how easy it is to make a quick charity quilt out of simple 9 patches.
You only turn the top left and the bottom right block in each 9 patch to get this design....isn't that cool? I just need to make a couple more blocks and this quilt will go with me to a retreat in May. Each of the retreat attenders brings a quilt to donate to a local pregnancy center.
I had to share this picture of Smokey. I recently purchased that new lamp on my cutting table. It puts out a bit of heat and now it's Smokey's new favorite napping place. Especially when I provide "pillows" for him to use. Believe it or not...I cut all the fabrics for the pictures above with him on the table! LOL I had one little corner to work in, while he kept snoozin'. I would just slide the ruler under him when I needed more space. It didn't faze him one bit...
Hopefully I'll get caught up on reading my favorite blogs soon! I miss seeing what you all are up to!