Sunday, January 27, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This was a challenge block for the online quilting group I belong to that commemorated us reaching 2000 members. I finished the quilt top in May 2007, but I didn't get to put it together and actually do the quilting until December and then I finally finished it in January. It came out okay, but it's really not my color scheme or style. I'm not sure what I'll do with it, so for now it'll sit in a closet somewhere, but at least it's done. I thought the back looked almost as pretty as the front. I love when that happens.
I've had this round robin for about four months but life kept getting in the way. I wasn't really in this group but was filling in for someone else who wasn't able to finish it. I finally got it done. I only did the last round. Ruth (the owner) asked for us to make our state star block and to add as many stars as possible. I added MD where I live, NY where I grew up, HI where my hubby is, and GA where my daughter is. Then I used a border type of fabric to go in between. The person before me used her state star all around the round and I just thought if I did the same it would look to busy. Instead it looks a little boring, but it's more pretty in person than in the picture.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I got off for half a day so I worked on the latest challenge for the online quilting group I belong to. Every month we get a new block to make. If we finish before the end of the month we're entered into a random drawing. I made December's BOM last weekend and today I made January's. I'm doing them in red, white and black and I'll make a quilt from all the blocks for my son, Ben. This started last September. I made one then too. To catch up I need to finish October and November. That's next on the list. I was trying to do two different colorways, but have only done the September BOM in blue and gold. That one will be for me if I get it done.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Today was a very sewful day. I didn't have to work, spent most of the day home alone, and had plenty of time for sewing. I finished a round robin that I've had since September (shame on me) for a fellow quilter in Canada. I made a center for a round robin that's just beginning with the online quilting group I belong to AND I finally got around to sewing a binding on a Christmas quilt (wall hanging or table topper) that I began sometime last year.