I finished Amy's block for VIBs tonight. She asked for triangles, but I had to throw some parallelograms in there so I could get bigger pieces of mermaids. I think she gave me those trusting I would highlight the mermaids. I hope I didn't disappoint! This block measures 16.5" (finishes at 16")
I am also sad to report this mystery stain on my Nicey Jane quilt. I was going to donate it to Tracey for charity. I took it out to take some new/better pictures only to discover this blue mystery stain that runs through the quilt to the other side. I have no idea what it is or where it came from. Two months ago I had given the quilt to a member of my guild to see if it would work for a friend of hers who was looking for a baby quilt. I know it was perfect when I gave it to her and I never looked at it when I got it back (they said it wasn't "baby" enough). I honestly don't know if this happened while the quilt was in her posession, but I'm heartbroken I can't get it out. I had a few people suggest rubbing alcohol since it looks like ink, but it hasn't worked yet.
In other crafty news, I made a new skirt (AB's Barcelona pattern, the A-line skirt version) with some of my AMH voile. It came out nice, but I need to cut some off the top of the pattern next time. I already knew the skirt was long so I trim about 3-4 inches off the bottom, but the skirt also sits high on me--I prefer my skirt to sit on my hips, not up by my waist. Sorry, no picture right now. I don't see the point of posting just a picture of the skirt without a body in it and I'm too pasty white right now to pose for a skirt picture! :) Speaking of skirts, does anyone have a good tutorial/tips/website to teach me about heming a skirt? I can do it, but, being circular, sometimes there are tiny bunches on the underside of my hem. It doesn't show on the outside, but I don't like knowing it's there.
I have patterns to make two new tops (also with AMH voile) to hopefully add to my wardrobe. I'm a total novice at clothing, but I tried to choose my patterns wisely by researching extensively on patternreview.com. I'll keep you all posted!