With the end of June approaching in just a few days, I am happy to report I am currently caught up on all of the QAL's I'm participating in. I'll be honest, I figured I would be so far behind right now, I wouldn't be able to recover, so not being behind is quite the pleasant surprise.
Above are all the 2017 Aurifil Designer BOM's as of today. Each designer is helping us work our way around the color wheel. We started with the top left block in blue and this month's block color way was red orange.
The block is called Star Shine and it was designed by Sarah Maxwell. You can read Pat Sloan's interview with Sarah here.
Next up, was Pat Sloan's The Children's Library block for June, The Princess and the Pea.
After all the crazy triangle action in the Aurifil block, these simple squares where a pleasure to work with. I do believe instead of a block, next month she will be releasing the block setting instructions.
Moving right along, I had one block to make this month for Cindy at Stitchin At Home's Medallion Quilt. My head was spinning (but in a good way) making half square triangles for the Pinwheel Block.
Here she is with all of her friends.
I am loving me some purple and green in this quilt.
Then I moved on to the last quilt along Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilt's Jolly Christmas Quilt, which had three blocks I needed to catch up on.
Holly and Berries
and Christmas Ornaments
Ever since the second block of this quilt along, one particular block has been eating away at me. Possibly the most simple block in the quilt...The Mitten Block. As the other blocks come together it bothers me more and more. The fabrics in the mitten are too close to the background fabric and it just looks dull. So I sucked it up and made a second mitten block.
Have you ever redone a block because it just drove you nuts?? I can't be the only one. Does it technically count as a "squirrel" since it has been eating at me for months now, driving me crazy?
So what will I do with myself for the next four days, since I'm all caught up?? Probably going to quilt a baby quilt I just finished piecing and maybe start on a second one I have been commissioned to make. That sounds about right. Hope everyone has a wonderful quilty week where ever you are.
Today I'm linking up with Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, and Midweek Makers.