Sunday, April 12, 2009

Queen's X, Not It !!

This is a small block for Friday Block Party: "Queen's X". Since it is a small one, I decided to go with the fabrics I used in "Leap Frog" (even though the orange is reading as pink here - wazzup with that?) and maybe have enough small blocks for a charity quilt later. I forgot to turn two of the striped fabric blocks in the HSTs 90 degrees to make all the stripes go the same way (slow learner sometimes... oops). I "fixed" that by keeping the stripes in each diagonal the same - at least that's my story... and I'm sticking to it!
I realy do like the "bubbles" fabric. Wish I could remember where I got it - NO I don't, 'cause then I'd want to go get more of it, and I don't have a specific project that needs to be completed using just that fabric... I can substitute if I need that blue!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Finish for 09! No Kiddin'!

There is a front moving in, and it was pretty windy... but I got a shot of my "Bears in the Farmhouse" quilt before the rain.
I did the Quilt Along with Judy Laquidaria and friends... and all I have to do is piece the backing and off this puppy goes to Louisa for its turn on the longarm!
Thanks to Judy and her deadlines, I actually finished a quilt... not only that, but it was done in one day under a month! (well, I'M impressed anyway) I like the way it came out, too. I waffled on the fabric selection; resolving to use only my stash. I wasn't happy with the stripes I chose... they were too 'regular'. Then I found that wavery sort of stripey fabric that I couldn't live without... but all the rest is "pre-purchased".
You can't even see a dent in the boxes, Kerstin! There are still SIX! I guess I'll sign on for the next one of Judy's QAs, it is fun to do quilts with other people... lots of encouragement from new friends as well.
Cheers, all. I'm off to find backing for this quilt, then maybe to the Post Office with the box for Louisa!
YYAAAY! I'm done!