I have finished up the first four rows of my Summerlove Hourglass quilt.
Love, love, love! The sashing is Essex linen, which I have never used before, but I find it soft and easy to sew with. I may never buy Kona white again…just kidding!
I also joined A Bee in My Bonnet’s Row-Along. I happen to have quite a stash of Lori Holt fabric, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. The first “filler” row is done, but I’m not loving my fabric choices. I just kind of hurriedly picked them out while the kids were with me one afternoon. It didn’t help that I didn’t understand the directions and picked out twice as many fabrics as needed—my error, not the direction’s. Luckily it’s just a filler row, so hopefully I can refine my choices as the qal progresses since it’s mystery-ish and I’m not really sure exactly how prominent the focus fabrics will be.
I will be participating in the Dots on Dots blog hop coming up September 10-21 and giving away a $25 gift certificate to Quilt Taffy, where you can find lots of sweet fabric treats! See you September 10th!