The thing about being a blogger is that you’re always chasing the light. With the hours I keep at my day job, I typically leave the house around 7 am and don’t get home until 6 pm or later, which means I don’t have a lot of daylight to work with. Except on the weekends.
It basically means that for swaps and bee blocks and such, if I don’t get them done early so I can photograph them over the weekend before I mail them, I don’t get pictures. That or I get really crappy pictures that I don’t wish to share. I guess the moral of the story is don’t procrastinate. Except in the summer. You get longer days in the summer so then I guess you can get away with it.
I’ve got a couple of things to share which I actually got some halfway decent photos of. The first is my bee block for Anna, the first month’s host of the Anything Goes Quilt Bee. Anna requested these blocks and sent us fabulous Tula Pink fabric to work with. She asked that we each make a bookcase block and include one book from our own stash as our little signature. In going with the Tula Pink theme, I used a bit of leftover Nest for my book:
When all the blocks are lined up, she’ll have rows and rows of books making a gorgeous bookcase. I was thinking this block design would make an awesome quilt from outgrown clothing or scraps from previous projects. Kind of a “story of your life” thing. If you want to make your own bookcase blocks, Anna has shared the tutorial here.
The other thing I’ve accomplished lately were these Scrap Vomit squares for a Scrap Vomit Swap hosted by Gnome Angel. If you haven’t seen the original Scrap Vomit Quilts designed by Katy Jones of I’m A Ginger Monkey, you need to check them out. They are amazing.
The only reason I even share this photo is because Whitney is hosting a copycat swap for US participants only to keep the postage costs down, and signups are ongoing. Want to get in on the fun? Sign up here!
I’ve actually got lots of other exciting stuff to share in the near future, but I’ll save it for when I can get some decent photos. I hope everyone has been having a great week!