I am lucky to have a family that understands that I can't join them on jaunts to the beach and even luckier that I have a hobby that (mostly) distracts me from minding that I can't join in with them as much as I'd like to.
So far I have managed to put this small quilt top together. I had these scrap HSTs from another project (2 years ago? three? Certainly they've been nagging me from the back of my sewing table for a while now). I finally got them pressed, squared up and laid out this design to use most of them up. It will become a small wall hanging - which might have happened this week if I'd thought to bring along an appropriate backing fabric. (finished size 17 1/2" square).
I made a little sister for this piece as well. This is only 10 1/2" square (and needs pressing, yes, I know) so will probably have borders of the fabrics used in it to bring it up to the size of a cushion cover. This pretty much follows today's Quilt Pro 'block of the day' and was just right for the left over HSTs that I had, with the addition of just a few solid squares. Always nice to be able to use up scraps like these in a purposeful manner.
Finally, this is some of the prep work for my first Love Entwined zigzag border. These are machine stitched, but the corners are going to be pieced over paper. I'm thinking that I'm going to join them all to make one frame shaped unit which I will then hand sew onto the background, but I'm not sure if that's the best approach or not. Perhaps I just need to spend a bit longer looking at the view and mulling it over!