Last you heard of me I was fighting with my machine, which was making unhappy noises and munching on fabric... Well, we established a truce. I cleaned her out again, spending lots of time getting into all the little nooks and crannies with my tiny brush. Then I switch out the needle and rethreaded her once again and even switched bobbins (hey, you never know!). Now it seems we are back on track. And to celebrate, I got SO MUCH DONE this weekend.
A couple of things I can't show you. I want them to be a surprise for the recipients!
But I did replace the fabric that wasn't big enough for my Swoon. I think I like these even better:
I had planned on using a very pale blue and a darker purple- the same one from my Hounds tooth quilt, in fact. But my elephants are so happy and bright, I decided I needed something better! I'd tell you the names of the colors if I could remember. How have I forgotten already? Oops...
Then I cut some little elephants... haven't started the blocks yet, but they're so cute!
I really can't wait to get back to my Swoon. I finished all my major commitments except the wedding quilt, but that's all basted and ready for quilting so I am feeling pretty good about it. I think I can allow myself so Swoon time :)
And finally, I learned to make little fabric baskets!!
Aren't they awesome??
The bigger one has a 4" base with 2.5" sides. The smaller one is the same height, but with a 3" base. I love them! I want to make about 50 more...
I used some scraps of chevron fabric I had hiding in my stash... I cleaned and organized my sewing room yesterday and was amazed by all the treasures I found! Definitely need to pay more attention to the things I already have.
So how would you like to win these cute little nesting baskets + some scraps of cute animal themed fabric? I am now up to 46 followers on Bloglovin' and I want to say thank you guys fr being so awesome!! :)
I might add a couple more cute animals to this pile. Maybe even a scrap of my precious elephants! ;)
All you have to do to enter is leave one comment on this post. I'll choose a winner this Sunday, August 11th. I'd be happy to ship internationally, too!
I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced and Sew Cute Tuesday at better off thread... :)