Both Marit and I received our placemats - so it's safe to post about them.
Here is the fabulous placemat that I received from Marit.
LOVE it! I admired that girl in one of Marit's other quilts, and I'm so glad that I got one of my own! I love everything about this placemat - the colors, the fabric, the girl. It's wonderful!
Here's the back.
I think that we can all agree that you can never go wrong with Katie Jump Rope fabric! Even her signature block is fabulous.
Here is the placemat that I sent to Marit.
She posted more about it here. She really said such sweet things. I think that she made me blush.
I really enjoyed making this placemat. I'm really not very good improv piecing. While some of this is improv, certainly most of the main blocks are traditional blocks. And I loved, LOVED working with the linen (the white part of the placemat is linen). I think I have a new addiction.
There have been lots of circle quilts floating around blogland. I used Elisa's Back Porch templates, that are mentioned by Rachel, for the circle block. LOVE those templates.
In other news, I mailed in my blocks for the Three by Three Swap. A day late. *sigh* Of course.
We're doing another month for July, and then I have a couple of private 9 patch swaps going on, too. One of those swappers has already finished her blocks. *double sigh* But let's face it, Emily is a huge overachiever. She does fabulously wonderful things, while travelling all over to more weddings in a year than I think I've been to in my whole life! The other private swapper, my namesake Michelle, lives fairly close to me, so I might make her meet me somewhere to get her blocks. Gotta love blackmail.
I received my Kaleidoscope book, which, as you can guess, is incredible! I can hardly wait to get started on it.
Okay, off to work on my ever growing to do list. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.