Friends, this post has a little bit of everything. I've accumulated a few bits and ends over the last few weeks for various things, and why not smash them all together in one lumpy post?
I'll be making a fun mini-lonestar bee block for Stash Bee this week. I had the stack of oranges in the back, but I needed two additional tone-on-tone oranges to round out my palette. After avoiding orange fiercely--this isn't Hot Orange Quilts, after all--I'm finally starting to embrace the orange love.
(In small, FQ-size doses, of course.)
Variegated thread! I've only used it once before, and it was a long time ago. This time, it seemed the obvious choice for my mama's quilt because hello! There are like twelve kajillion colors in that top! How was I supposed to pick a thread color? And switching out my thread color to accommodate those twelve kajillion colors was just not going to happen. Oh, variegated thread. I thank you for your awesomeness.
I've never used YLI thread before, so hopefully Agatha doesn't hate it. The color is called Great Barrier Reef.
And a stack of delicious greens! I'll eventually cut into these to start work on another baby quilt. I had a moment of panic the other day when I considered that my friend could be having twins, and OMG, I'm so not prepared to make two quilts right now. She's since had an appointment where they are confident there is only one bambino, which is a bit of a relief, to be honest.
This quilt is the last quilty project I'm planning to finish before Fava arrives, but even as I type this, I'm reminded of another pregnant friend expecting her first, and wouldn't it be nice to make her a quilt? But no! Audrey! Be reasonable! Don't do this to yourself! Hopefully I behave and don't take on any additional commitments.
I'm linking up today with Em at Sewing by Moonlight for Sunday Stash! Oh! And Happy Mama's Day to you all!