Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer sewing

Please tell me that you've seen Lori Holt's new line for Riley Blake, Bake Sale??? It's ridiculously adorable.

I stitched up this sweet little runner using Bake Sale and some of the blenders from Happy Go Lucky and I love how bright and playful it is. This is where I must confess that sewing 2 1/2 squares of fabric together makes me stupid happy!

The black gingham binding frames the cheerful prints nicely. I made enough squares and binding to put together a few potholders as well.

The backing is a green cherry print from Cosmo Cricket from a couple years back.

This is about the only kind of sewing I seem to have time for this summer, between heading out to the park, swimming lessons, ballet for the girl-child, and piano for the boy-child. Of course, there's also lots of time being spent picking berries, swinging in the yard, reading, and making tasty messes in the kitchen so I can't complain. I do have a new quilt rolling around in my brain so we'll see if I can make any headway on that during the rest of break or if it will need to wait until school starts up again. What are you up to?