Des sent me this darling elephant fabric. As soon as I opened the package Thursday night I knew what I wanted to make with it. Quilt Taffy has a tutorial for making a darling simple elephant and I enjoyed it so much I had to make 2 of them. Des has her elephants up today on their blog, too. And those turned out darling and so charming. It is a great(free) tutorial for a nice gift to give to just about anyone. Des and Corrie have a great online store for fabric and patterns and a fun blog. Don't you just love tutorials. Thanks Des! I love the fabric and the tutorial was well done.
Keeping caught up on Dear Jane is definitely at the top of my list. I finished our Thursday block from last week, D-10 Battlefield. Wow. So so many pieces. I intentionally left off the little details that would be in the corner of the outer strip of blue fabric. By the time I got to the outside I felt enough was enough. And for myself I don't miss it at all. The new block up today looks less complicated but needs to be mirrored. So I'm going to tackle it tonight without stressing over it but try to get the mirroring right.
I finished my flimsy of the new dress quilt and it is at the quilters (Wren). I forgot to photograph it since I was so anxious to get it out the door to her. I need it done for our local quilt show in Alpine on August 9, so I traded her one quilt I had in the que waiting for quilting for the dress quilt. We'll see how it turns out. Wren does a good job.
My best friend Laura has started her blog. It is S'More Cupcakes. Click the link or find it on my sidebar. Laura is slightly a reluctant blogger but she's got so much talent to share with the rest of us that I may have pushed her a little firmly into blogging. I know you will enjoy her blog. She is really the best cook/chef I know and she has great taste in decorating and she sews! How great is that. I've had all kinds of requests for recipes for her cupcakes and other creations and I think she will share some of those with us from time to time.
More weekend accomplishments to come - stay tuned.