First, I am doing an exchange with Aimee over at Jewel Street Designs. She liked the little elephant pouch I made over my birthday week and I love her jewelry, so we made a deal. Here are her elephants:
I think I was supposed to make 4 of them, but I got really annoyed with the last one and it ended up in a pile on the floor and will soon be in the trash after I remove the zipper. I used a really light linen and had to line it with really stiff interfacing and it just was not working. Then I lined it with a really loosely woven ticking and it just ended up with a lot of holes. SO.....I made another smaller elephant pattern and ear pattern and put an elephant on a mini pouch. I hope she likes them! The eyes are super tiny buttons (about 1/4 inch wide) that I got at a quilt show several years ago.
Secondly, my friend Shannon is having a baby in a couple of months and so I made her a baby blanket for her shower. I had a LOT of leftover fabric from a quilt I made a couple of years ago so I just pulled a bunch of those scraps and put them together in a brick pattern. I am wavering about outlining 3-4 bricks in black but I can't decide. I make baby blankets larger than traditional ones, usually about 36"x48", and I really like the way this one turned out. I think that this combination of colors and patterns looks a lot like water. It still needs a backing and to be sewn together, but that will happen later.
I also made a purse for my friend's mom, but I don't have any pictures of the outside yet, so I will post about that in a day or so.