I have been quilting up a storm despite not posting about it on my blog. Sorry! I finished all the Jumping Jacks blocks last week and sewed them all together, but I had to wait for my border fabric to arrive and it did yesterday, so I just added the outer border this afternoon. I bought nine yards of The Good Life navy floral to use for the border, the backing, and probably another backing. I used our garden fence to hang it on for pictures and informed my hubby I need a taller fence!
Here were the Bonnie and Camille fabrics that arrived yesterday. I bought them all at 40% off during a 4th of July Sale here:
The service was speedy and she sent me an extra fat quarter!
While waiting for my fabrics to get here, I went ahead and put all of my Clementine blocks together. The finishing directions will be available on July 25th and hopefully I will have a done quilt to share with you!
This is the backing--doesn't it look so retro? The turquoise is the binding. I tried to go to my mom's yesterday to quilt it, but her longarm died on me. We are not sure if it needs new ribbons or is the stitch regulator. Fingers crossed that it is the ribbons as they are about $40 to replace and the stitch regulator is $800! I am supposed to submit my finished photos to the Fat Quarter Shop by the 20th, so I have been scrambling trying to find someone local available to quilt it this week. I just want an overall design, nothing custom. I was actually going to use the Baptist fan groovy boards. The problem is our big local quilt show is in a week, so everyone is pretty slammed!
I spent a little time shopping for a summer care package to send my daughter! I needed to mail her this faux fur jacket she bought while she was home for her three week long summer, so why not add some summer goodies? She is really enjoying her summer research position, you can read about it here:
Who wouldn't love getting paid to read all summer?
We are starting to get a bunch of zucchini from our garden and I used some to make this new recipe last night:
It was delicious, filling, and easy to make!