I've made 20+ more string blocks for my "block a day" challenge from Anna Lenas:
AND I've got a good start on my August Schnibbles, Dimestore:
I'm using my Liberty of London Lifestyle prints from Purl Soho in New York. Remember how I complained that some of the quarter-yard cuts were short? Well, I sent them a (polite) email, and wow -- they replaced all five short cuts and told me to keep the ones I already had! Purl Soho was on one of the shops I visited last summer in Manhattan. They were so nice in person, I should have known they would be just as responsive for online sales.
At this point, I'm not completely sure about my Dimestore. Not enough contrast? I used the orange (School Bus) Kona for the cornerstones in an attempt to bring in a color besides blue. Here are the photos I used as my inspiration:
Really, in person, the rocks are just as orange as that Kona cotton!
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The middle photos is the "Kissing Camels." See them? This area was threatened by the Waldo Canyon wildfire in late June, but luckily was spared.
Have you commented on my giveaway yet? You could win an autographed copy of Anna Maria Horner's pattern, "The Multi-Tasker Tote" and enough AMH fabric to make your own tote! Go here to comment.
Speaking of links, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, hosted this week by Cindy of Live a Colorful Life: selvaging my sanity one stitch at a time. I guess only a quilter would get the "selvaging" joke, huh?
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