Well, summer "officially" started last Wednesday for my kids. But really it started May 4th when most of my siblings came to visit. Sadly, my most favorite sister-with-two-kids left today. And while we had a FABULOUS time with her and her cute family staying at our house for a few weeks, I wasn't able to sew a stitch. But that didn't prevent me from imagining up quite a few quilts to work on this summer, starting with my second bundle of Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry. I may have a slight crush on this collection. Although I've loved everything the guy's created, so it's no surprise.
And perfectly, my copy of 'Simply Retro' by Camille Roskelley came in the mail today. Now, the description of this book is spot-on, classic blocks. This book is pretty much full of classic blocks like churn-dash, granny square, star blocks, pinwheels, modified nine patches, some doll houses, and much more. They are beautifully photographed and the instructions are clear. But honestly, there's maybe only two or three quilts that you cannot find a tutorial for online. So considering that I paid $13.95 when I preordered it, I guess that's less than I would've paid for two quilt patterns, so that's good. And she even has a pattern for a LARGE churn dash! I'm currently on the boat for large blocks, so I'll probably make it (although I should probably finish my red and white churn dash quilt first).
Anyway, this is what I'll be working on first, followed by cutting into my large stash of 'Out to Sea' for Ellie. What are you girls working on this summer?