OK, I promise to make a couple (actually several) extra blocks for the Rainbow Around The Block project.
The pillow on the left is the one I made a few years ago after my first official quilting class. I had lots of the postage stamp size strips left and used them in blocks for the project. However, this block on the right just seemed to be a great mate for the original, especially since I still had some of the piping trim all cut and stashed away. Luckily as I was going through my stash of fabric pieces I came across 3 log cabin blocks EXACTLY the right size for the project. So then I didn't feel quite so guilty for lifting this one.
Oh, and since we are going to have AT LEAST 18 extra people as overnight house guests next weekend, I might just need some extra pillows--even if they're not bed pillows. I think this size pillow might be just right for some sweet little heads that will be ready for sleep after long days playing with cousins.
Ah, and a couple of those cousins I mentioned will have sweaters made from these yarns come January.
Hmmmm, maybe I need to get off a few e-mail lists. Too many tempting sales! But at least now I'm only buying for a particular purpose in mind, not just 'cause it's a bargain.
As for the August birthday, I'm making progress. That's the back of the sweater draped over the arm of the chair and the front is almost finished as well.
Not sure when I'll be back here in cyber land. But my guess is the next time I'll get to show you some photos of those cousins!
Can you tell I can hardly wait!