Did any of you follow the 100 Blocks giveaways? I didn't win a magazine but I was the lucky winner of Barbara Cline's book, Diamond Chain Quilts. I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated by her quilting and all of that piecing, but once I read her tutorials and watched the video, I realized, even someone like myself, can make beautiful quilts like this.
I received my copy of the book and she has wonderful tutorials and photos that show how to make the quilts along with beautiful quilts to make. I love how she uses colors and turns them into quilts that have a 3D look, something I would love to try. I also love irish chain quilts and this is a wonderful new take on chain quilts.
Another thing I started this week was a garden angel. Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies is having a challenge using her free doll pattern. She supplies the pattern and then you can design her with a gardening theme. Sounds fun and you have a month from today to finish her. I hope you can join in, on the fun.
I made my body so I can stare at her and come up with ideas before I start. I am thinking simple and using some flower material for her clothes and accessories. I am not the best doll sewer, good thing she will be covered in clothing;) I used tea stained muslin, so the dark stripe is how the material went on that section.
Another thing I finally did this week was to paint my bench. I wanted to do a painting on top, but I haven't had the time and I just wanted it painted. Of course I realized I had no light blues so used what I had, a bit bright and for some reason it did not want to sand down. I gave up and antiqued it and left it as is, later I can let my husband resend it and repaint it. For now it serves it's purpose, a foot stool in the bathroom.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We are getting rain but it looks like we will have breaks, long enough to get out for some walks.