Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Snack Mat

I am thinking sunshine--- vacations--- bright color (a little sun-bleached)--- full bloomed flowers--- camping--- carnivals---- relaxation. So if I can't have it in real life I can always quilt it right?? Our swap for this month is a themed snack mat/mug rug. You can read here for more complete guidelines (ok, so not THAT much more complete, but I like that mosaic too!) I like to stick with-- smaller than a placemat, larger than a coaster.

I hope you are all enjoying Oregon's attempt at summer. I do have a few raspberries ripening so I can't be all that grumpy. Have you finished your Kona Solids challenge yet? I finally started mine, I think it is a departure from the usual for me-- and I find that exciting. If you want to see what some of the other Modern Quilt Guilds did with their challenge, there are some pictures here. Remember to bring them to the July Meeting and we will have the final unveil of our tops! IN other challenge news-- I think the Habitat fabric has been sent to L.A. for them to distribute to the rest of the guilds. So we should be getting ours.... sometime soon?

The Habitat Challenge guidelines thus far:
1)Each participant with receive 6 fat eighths.
2)Using the provided fabric + your choice of solid fabric, make a 12" finished block
3)Blocks with be unveiled at the designated meeting and at a sew day will be joined together to make our first charity quilt.

I am thinking a quick turn around on this challenge--

Looking forward to all the awesome summer snack mats and to Katie's Cathedral Window demo!