Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Catching up

Wow, didn't realize it had been that long since I caught up my blog. Have been a little under the weather with MVP and then caught a flu bug. Yuck! Still fighting the tired and headache. Like I needed the flu to make me tired!

I managed to get 4 sane quilt tops put together. Since it will be a while before I can get them quilted wanted to go ahead and post pics. All of these are from block swaps done on the Kaye Woods Quilting Friends list. This first one is from a Yellow themed Beginner's block swap which I just added yellow sashing. Plan to use it for a wall hanging. I might add another border by the time I get the backing for it. Mine is the center block. You might notice that my blocks are usually quite different from everyone elses. I'm not sure what that means.
This is one of my favorites. It is from a rather extensive set of swaps we did with stars. This one was a red and/or blue stars on WOW background. Later i will post a pic of the quilt I made with blocks from the other half of the swap. I also tried to use fabrics I received in fat quarter swaps as the sashing but only had enough for half, used a star fabric I had to do the other half. I will add another border to this one before having it quilted, maybe 2. Isn't it great, love the variety. Mine is third row center.
I really like this one too. It is to be a wall hanging and is from another beginners swap, this time log cabins. I didn't have quite enough so used a spare leaf block from another swap. Haven't decided on another border for this or just let the binding serve as the final border. Mine is of course the pink and blue, middle top. I made the leaf block also.

This is the first of 4 Block of the Month swaps I participated in. I have 2 more ready to put together but the 4th is missing about 4 blocks. Will have to make those so who knows when i will get that done. Was planning to use these as wall hangings, maybe changing them once a season, even though they represent the whole year. got some really cute and unusual blocks from these swaps. Will add another border, decide on a backing and off to the quilter's it will go. Mine is the December block, bottom right.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I love all the tops. Great work, and while you were sick, too! Your blocks may be different, but I really like them. A whole quilt of that blue star in the second quilt would be so gorgeous!

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