One of the great swaps that I participate in each year is the ALQS. I shared the mini I made already, but I have to show you the one I received. It is absolutely beautiful and has so many fun techniques. The colors are amazing and I really love this little quilt. I am showing it on its side as the photo appears more detailed that the upright one.
You can read some of the techniques Joan used by reading her label.
As well, in my package, Joan included a brooch that she made. Isn't it lovely too?
We took a little road trip up Hwy. 89 through Utah so I had some time to work on my second circle in my EPP project. The curves were a bit of a challenge for this new EPP quilter, but I am pleased with the way it turned out. I haven't trimmed them down to their 12" block yet so it looks a little ragged around the edges.
There were so many fabulous QALs this summer. I would love to join each one, but the Hillside Houses (link on my sidebar) is one that I had to start first. The little houses remind me of beach huts. I have nine of the twelve blocks completed.
We spent a few days at the beach with my sister, BIL, brother and SIL. Although June tends to be foggy most of the day at the beach, we had a great time.
We had the last of the graduations of the year this week and have been enjoying a lot of time with little ones here too. It's no wonder the weeks have slipped by so quickly.
Now.....I'm off to clean house after the weekend mess.