Today, I'll dip my toes back into the water with two projects and one little giveaway.
This stack of fabric is slowly morphing into a Meow quilt. When Aneela started sharing this pattern on instagram, I just had to make one.
Here are the first four blocks. I've actually made four more since this picture was taken, so I'm halfway there. The blocks come together quickly, and they are large, so only sixteen are needed for a top.
I also recently finished two drawstring bags, using Jeni's pattern. I made a pile of them when I participated in a local craft show last fall.
The pattern is fun and easy, and makes a great gift. There are eight sizes included in the pattern, and you can make custom sizes with a little math!
Jeni recently published paper copies of her patterns, and she offered a copy of the Lined Drawstring Bag pattern to one of you! So, just leave ONE comment (and PLEASE leave a way to contact you if you are a No-Reply Commenter), and I will choose a winner Friday morning (CST).
If you like, tell me: What's your favorite smell of summer?
I'll be back soon to share pictures from the retreat I just took!
ETA: Comments are now closed.
I love the smell of tomato plants. I have the free pattern, but could use the full one!ReplyDelete
My favorite is the smell of a freshly mowed lawn! Thanks for the chance to win this pattern.ReplyDelete
My favorite summer smells are raspberry blossoms, sappy pine trees hitting my arm when I mow, and sunscreen. Yes, sunscreen and Off (bug repellent) isn't that fun of a smell, but it means that I'm outside having fun.ReplyDelete
Oh man, I love windows open and the smell of summer that comes in on Saturday mornings... you know the smell. It's heavenly. :)ReplyDelete
fresh cut grassReplyDelete
nice stack of fabrics. Summer colours, aren't they? The smell of summer: strawberries, sun cream and ice.ReplyDelete
My herb garden - all those chives and basil and parsley in one place, heated by the sun - yum!ReplyDelete
Ah, I just made my first one of these the other week and am now addicted. I want to make more as knitting bags! My favorite smell of summer is watermelon. Favorite taste, too. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Those kitty squares are so cute!ReplyDelete
My favorite summer is smell is summer rain. It's just different from rain during other parts of the year.
I love the smell of the roses in my garden but on a hot day like today I love the smell of rain (wishful thinking!). Thanks for the giveaway - I think this must be the pattern that a friend used to make my Dorothy bag and I'd love to make more!ReplyDelete
i love the smell of calycanthus. we have a large one in our garden and i can't help but stop and smell it whenever i walk by. but i also love the smell of the salty puget sound blowing into the city on a warm summer day. that's pretty nice, too.ReplyDelete
I love the smell of springReplyDelete
That quilt is going to be cool! Are you going to sew faces on them too?ReplyDelete
My favorite smell is summer rain!
Honeysuckle in the evening and tomatoes n the greenhouse. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
When I grew up in NY state, I would have said lilacs. Now, since I don't see any here in Atlanta, I'd say the smell of fresh berries.ReplyDelete
My favorite smell of summer is one of fresh peaches.ReplyDelete
You know I always love your fabric choices! Hmm, summer smell?? I think fresh cut grass...ReplyDelete
I love the smell of cocoa butte at the beach. What is the top bike fabric?ReplyDelete
This may not be exactly a summer smell, but freshly cut grass :). Talk about cute bags!ReplyDelete
Hands down: lilacs.ReplyDelete
Those bags look great! (And I'm a huge fan of the color palette on your meow quilt)
For me it's the smell of frangipani flowers, we have a tree in our back garden. Thanks for the chance to win Jeni's pattern.ReplyDelete
The bags look great! Good patterns really are addictive.ReplyDelete
My favorite summer smells are fresh lemons for lemonade!ReplyDelete
My favorite smell of summer is the air right before it rains.ReplyDelete
I love the smell of fresh cut hay, a little different from the smell of grass...what can i say, we farm :)ReplyDelete
i can't wait to see your finished Meow Quilt - it's going to be awesome! your bags are cute, too. my fave smell of summer is fresh peaches, preferably baked into a cobbler or made into ice cream!ReplyDelete
I love the smell when it's been a really hot day and it rains on hot roads and pavements :)ReplyDelete
Tomato and basil pie baking in the oven, mmmmReplyDelete