Fridays are the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along post day. This past Friday Lori posted information about the Crops Block and combining it with the Sunny Sunflower Block to look like leaves and stems of a sunflower. Here is the link to her post
Since sunflowers are my favorite and I needed a new summer door banner I got started immediately on combining the blocks and making a new door banner. What do you think? I love how it turned out and will get it quilted up tomorrow and bind it for Slow Sunday Stitching
I also got caught up on last week's block and finished this week's. Here is my Country Crossroads Block from last week.
And my Crops Block
and the Egg Basket Block that were this week's task.
I found this great fish fabric for $5 a yard at the fabric store the other day and thought it would make nice gift bags for Father's Day. I made the larger sized bag that finishes 10 x 14 inches. It is just as easy to cut two at a time, so I made two. My daughter claimed one to use for some goodies for my hubby and I will get some stuff to fill it up for my dad especially because I am not sure if his main gift will arrive on time for Father's Day.
I did not put the handle that the pattern recommends on them to hopefully make them more manly...Is it just me or is it hard to make gifts for men? I am going to make myself several of these bags to use as project bags--I am thinking of using some of my Bonnie and Camille fabrics I have been hoarding.
I treated myself to this Cottage Garden kit for my birthday. Here is the link http://timelesstraditionsquilts.com/normasblog.html
I want it to be my new handwork project, but I am planning to piece the base first and then appliqué the wool felt on because each block finishes at 5 inches which is pretty small and I would rather work with a bigger base. I will be digging through my scrap bins to make the scrappy 25 patches.
I am in total summer mode and stitching my days away!