Earlier in the year I joined a postage stamp swap... unfortunately I didn't understand all the details until the last minute. We were to cut sets of 25 different 1.5in squares. No problem! right!? I cut up some left-over chunks of fabric from two recent projects and packaged 12 identical sets (one set for each registered member) then emailed to confirm. Well it turns out that a set consists of 25 identical pkgs of 25 different squares! Ooops. I had to go digging into the smaller scraps to complete all the sets, but I made it! Here's a picture of the first 12 when I thought I was done... I neglected to take a picture of the whole set of 25 packages as I was in a hurry to make it to the post office.
I've begun work on a wedding quilt for my husband's niece who will be getting married in August. She chose Trip Around the World for a pattern and I chose these fabrics based upon her color preference. (Yes, some of these fabrics were used for the swap above... I bought lots of extra for another project I want to do later.) The pattern is for a twin bed calling for 8 fabrics. I'm guessing and hoping that these 12 fabrics will enlarge it enough to work for the queen size bed they will be sharing.
We haven't had a lot of snow since Snowmagedden last month, but several smaller storms bringing from a dusting to 3inches of snow have kept schools closed for the past week... and I have been entertaining my grandson all week. We colored, we played with cars and lincoln logs, we read books and worked a reading program online. But I also needed to sew... so I convinced him to try making a pillow cover from some FQs he chose on our last shopping trip while I treadled away on a project. I drew a line on the fabric and sat him down with a needle and thread... putting it in an embroidery hoop for easier handling. He worked for about 2 hours! But then he wanted to sew faster on my treadle. He couldn't reach the peddle and sew too so he stood there and guided the fabric and I treadled for him. Success!
I walked out to the mailbox Thursday to find a package from Quiltville!!!??? I didn't remember ordering anything from her recently. Looking closer I realized it was addressed to hubby. He doesn't quilt so I knew it was for me. I waited VERY patiently until he arrived home from work and handed it to him. Happy Valentine's Day he says :) I apparently had talked about it and he went searching and ordered it for me! :) And yesterday he came home with a dozen red roses! He's a keeper!