The theme for February in the Bitty Block Committee was text/word or trees on a white background. I had this cute cat/dog background fabric so I made cat and dog blocks.
The fabric was too perfect to not use!
I tried two on this fabric but it was too finicky to make a dozen of- I was covering up the best parts of the kitties! So I kept the one for me and I only had one to swap. :)
I knew I wanted to do spring trees and when they were done, they were too plain. So I cleverly (I thought at the time) added a swing to each one. Little did I know, so did a couple of the other swappers! I'm not nearly as clever as I think. My husband told me to add a tire swing, but I thought that was too boyish. lol I should have listened to him! DON'T tell him I said that!
They came out pretty cute, though, I think.
We're doing a side-swap too, of the "Out of Our Gourds" fruit and veggies- spoofing on famous people who have names similar to fruits and veggies! Ones like "Ludwig von Beet-hoven" and "Beety Boop", not to mention "The Grapeful Dead", "Lima Minelli", Pablo Pea-casso, etc. :)
I made Alexander the Grape.
We all had to make 14 of our guys/girls.
I've got 2 more sets to finish- another set of trees and one of words. They'll be done soon, just a little handwork left. That'll make 62+ bitty blocks I've made this month. Phew! (I usually make a few extras for side-swaps or to keep for projects like you're about to see below.)
I used one of my left over red bird bitty blocks and made this mug rug, but I suspect it'll end up on a wall instead of under a cuppa. I love how it turned out. I'm doing another one right now with one of my little kite-flying hedgies. If this one is winter, the hedgie is spring.
And I was in another swap, the theme was "Take Flight" and my 8 year old partner, Max, made me this wonderful "The Flight of the Rainbow Balloons" mini quilt. I absolutely love it and I hung it up on the wall just the left of where I sew upstairs. Every time I turn my head, I am delighted by it! 8 years old, can you believe it? He's going places, that Max! Such talent. His mom is amazing, so I am sure he gets it from her. You might know her- she goes by lolablueocean at Flickr.
The back is wonderful, too, look at that great label!
I sent him a quilt of a dragon carrying a little boy over a castle town, in the night. I think we were both pleased with our swap! He's a great kid and I hope to swap with him again, but I know he's going to be in high demand!
So that's what I've been doing, along with making things for my shop. I need to get those listed! Off to the salt-mine!