Even though I have not started my new job, my mind is certainly in a different state. I have until April 8th. I finally feel ike I am on vacation. Not only did I finish my One Monthly Goal for March, but it is packaged and in the mail for my Star Wars loving nephew. Even made a couple of star wars pillow cases (forgot the photo of these).
Originally I bought this fabric on clearance to make something to practice on. It was odd. A very square desigN. The only way not to cut up all the design was to fussy cut each square, which I did. It is an odd-looking quilt, but it is Star Wars. For some odd reason, I put borders on the left and right, but not on the top and bottom. Not sure what I was thinking there, or not thinking at all.
So, I did practice my quilting and I was very happy with how the quilting came out, so I figured it was at least worthy to give away, even though it is odd. I used my “star” ruler and then made angle lines. There is a lot of quilting in it, but I enjoyed using it and it looks pretty good.
I did have to wash this quilt prior to sending, it hung on the back of the couch with the binding half on for a couple of weeks, which means the dogs assumed it was for them. Kept yelling at them, but I guess the rule is? “If there is a blanket or anything that looks like a blanket it is ours to cuddle up in.” So, I needed to de-dog it. I thought I would not like it as much once washed, but I actually liked it more. Interesting.
Treasure your Family
I am still alive. The weather in Ohio stinks. Snowing again. I am so over winter.
Not much progress on the hand quilt along, but there is a bit. Thought I would get this one done while my daughter took her midterm yesterday, but that did not happen. Ended up talking to a friend on the phone instead. Haley aced the midterm for medical terminology at Columbus State. Got a 98%! Woo hoo. Not bad for a 14-year-old. Sometimes, she is like her mother. LOL
This is a block for my someday, under the sea quilt. Hopefully, I will have more progress soon. Please visit all the wonderful ladies and view their wonderful work. They are awesome.
, and Gretchen
I missed out on the one Monthly Goal last month, so I need to get moving. I am going to finish the Star Wars quilt. Quilt and bind. That is the plan. I hope it finishes better than the photo. Not to fond of it right now. I plan on quilting stars with my ruler. We will see what happens.
Treasure your Family
So, I finished block #2 for the Fall Quilt Along. I am trying to stick with the same background and all my small pieces of batik (AKA scraps). Hoping it will come out nice. I enjoyed making this block and find it pretty. So far, they (partners in Design) are 2 of 2 with me.
For My June One Monthly goal, I am going to finish the star wars top. It was originally intended as a donation quilt, but we will see what happens. I found this two yard remnant of star wars fabric for $4.00. It was all odd rectangles, so the best way I figured was to make odd 4 patch blocks. It needs some sashing. It is just sort of hanging there in strips, but I think it will be OK. I thought about making my goal to complete it entirely, but I currently feel like laying on the coach a lot, so I am going to stick with finishing the top.