So technically TGIFF is about sharing your finished projects – as a way to encourage you to finish up your WiPs. But what are you to do when one of your gorgeous friends is the hostess for the week and you want to link up and don’t have anything nearly finished? Why make something especially for TGIFF, of course!
In my defence, I had been intending to make these little pouches for awhile, using a 4" version of my umbrella pattern - it was just the mad rush to have a finish on a Friday that spurred me on to make them now. Plus I want to send you over to Alyce’s awesome blog (Blossom Heart Quilts) to see her fabulous transport I-Spy quilt. While you’re there, you might even manage to sneak in on her PPP blog hop giveaway plus she’s having an I-spy giveaway! Giveaways galore! Definitely check it out! What? Two giveaways aren’t enough? Then you better go over to Marieka’s blog and see what she has on offer too!
Right so back to the umbrella pouches. I mostly used scraps for piecing the umbrellas. At 4” they are the perfect size to use up scraps!
A little bit of Lush with a random pink solid, and pink Essential Dots inside:
A little bit of Vintage Modern with some leftover red, and red Essential Dots inside:
And last but not least a rainbow brolly. This one was not so scrappy. I actually cut into my bundle of Essential Dots for this one.
I bought this fantastic rainbow FQ bundle of Essential Dots from Sew Lux Fabrics.I’m tempted to buy another one as I don’t ever want to run out of this! So delicious!
So there you have it. A mad rush for a quick finish so I can link up with TGIFF this week!
And while we’re talking Linky parties – Diane at From Blank Pages has started a new one to share projects you are planning! My big planned project at the moment is the Lego play mat I”m making for my son’s birthday. Here’s a sneak peek of the layout.
And in fabric:
Yeah a jumbled mess of colours! So it’s very much a beginning project – I haven’t even trimmed up the paper pieced Lego bricks yet! I have big hopes for this project but we’ll have to see how it goes! My son spotted the layout picture on the computer (wasn’t smart of me to “hide” it on the desktop was it?!) and was quite taken with it. I don’t think he has made the connection between the picture and the piles of fabric sitting around the place. Yet. It’d be nice to be able to keep something a surprise for his birthday!
And lastly… a word on the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop – it has been such fun so far and there are still more gorgeous projects waiting to be shared (plus a little announcement on Sunday about prizes!)! Check out our Pinterest board for what’s been shared so far. And go here to see the schedule for who’s hopping when. Today sees Sally from Sally Bally Creations sharing a gorgeous apron, and tomorrow is QuiltJane’s turn! Hope you’ll visit some of the hoppers and leave them a comment!