Good morning, all! I don't know about you, but I think July is going way too fast. How did this happen? The winter always seems so long and the summer so fast. That hardly seems fair to me. Plus, I went shopping for some sandals (it is July, after all) and found that they were mostly gone, replaced by--are you ready?--boots. Aaah! Back-to-school displays have been up for weeks, but I'm hanging on to summer by my fingernails!
Not only am I running out of summer, I'm running out of red! For today's block, I actually had to purchase a half yard of red. I had a red kid print in the stash, but I didn't think it would work too well for this block. Many of the little scraps were also more of a burgundy, but I'm calling them red for this project.
First up, of course, is the red crumb block, brought to us today through the miracle of cropping, since I forgot to take a stand-alone picture of it:
Lots of bits and bobs there. I basically scrounged every red bit that I could find. I also used Amanda's "scrap vortex" technique again, which works really well. There is a reason to save all those little pieces! It does my heart good to see them going into a quilt.
Then they got made into a star, of course:
Well, that looks festive!
And then, finally, the frame:
I like it! I think it will play well with the others and add a spark to the quilt. I am so ready to stitch them together, but I know I'll regret it if I do! Patience is a virtue, but it's a hard one to practice.
That's all from here for today! Hope you get some sewing in before it's time to get out the rakes and shovels again! (I have a BIG announcement coming later this week, so be sure to check back on Friday!)
Linking to Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, and at soscrappy for RSC15.