In other quilting news (news? really?) I finished my blocks for the 4 x 5 Modern Bee
I went with the strippy circle look. I hope the gals like them. They were really easy to do. I traced a circle (about 8") on a page from the phone book (phone books make the best paper piecing bases - this, easy to tear away, no smudges, and free! Use a sharpie and you can see the drawn line from the back side, too!), then strip pieced (switch to a smaller stitch length to make paper removal easier), cut out the drawn circle, removed the paper then zig zagged it down. Easy peasy!
Next up: finishing my Modern Mosaic
These blocks were started by a bee I was in. I expected 22 blocks, but there was a bit of flaking at the end, so I ended up with about 14. I was going to make a twin-ish size, but now thinking of a baby quilt size (I still need a girly one for Neal and Steph's baby due this fall.) Do you think the black/pink combo is baby girl enough?
I love that Pat Sloan has dubbed August Finish it Up August. I'm trying, Pat, I'm trying! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have 3 or 4 days to myself next week, so I hope to have many things to show for it! Got anything to finish up? (We're quilters. Silly question. Never mind.)