What I accomplished last night...

the kids went out early, I didn't...

I was so excited to get the fabric for the 1st Wednesday Block Swap, I got right to work...

I made a pinwheel star for Flic (she asked for stars, 12" square, in black and red)

I used the Made Tutorial as inspiration for a shirt for D... His head is really big, and he hates the pulling-over-the-face part of getting dressed/undressed, so I thought the onesie collar might work...

but I don't believe in stealing patterns (copying from a store-bought item of clothing *is* stealing, unfortunately), so I drafted this my self... The armscye needs work... luckily the fabric is cheap, and the sewing is fast, so I can make several more attempts....

D is pleased with it, though, he LOVES race cars...

here're some scraps from the block I made... don't they look cool like this?

I'm assuming my dude doesn't read this, at least not regularly, so I can sneak a post with his valentines present... he (and the two kids) will get an envelope, with his name embroidered, and then some bits that can button onto the cards... (the one in the middle says "*heart* my stinko")

here's another pic of the shirt, from the side...

I'm quilting along...

I decided to participate in the quilt along over at Modify Tradition...
My personal rule for it is that I can only use scrap fabric, but I've decided to use the red from the thriftstore in every block to unify it a teensy bit...
so here're the blocks so far.
Broken Dishes:

Eight Hands Around:

(I messed this one up, obvi, putting just about all of the border pieces the wrong way, but I was soooo frustrated with the piecing, that I didn't even care. Of course, after I finished it, I saw the post with the corrected measurements, and felt dumb, but... oh well... Sad b/c I LOVE the teal floral fabric, and that was my last little bit of it... and the center is a super soft piece of one of C's favorite shirts (that I'm cutting down to make into a shirt for D). Below is the same block, turned 90 degrees)


And here's a corrected Eight Hands Around.
I used the red from the thrift store, and a little bit of white scrap, and the chili peppers were scraps from making the aprons for my aunts...


I'm not a chilipepper person, but I really really love the way this block looks.
like, a lot.

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