I was busy last night!
the kids wanted to stay awake until midnight and I told them we'd watch the ball drop in New york on TV. So while we WAITED I sewed :-)
I told you yesterday I recv'd a package from connecting threads and washed all the fabrics, so of course I had to cut into them.
remember I posted about the color block swap I was part of here?
the black and blue for the border I used from the STASH I got yesterday, it turned out cute.
I had a few trouble spots with some blocks not being perfectly square, but I fixed them and it looks fine now- I made NONE of these blocks BTW
Yesterday in the mail, I also got these, they are only 2 1/2" squares- 42 of them
so of course I started playing with EQ7
I first counted how many of each color was in the pack and got the idea for this design right away.
should I do black?
or what about a turqouise?? after all it's a tiny quilt, more like a baby doll blanket.
well I liked the black the best and had plenty left over from the color block quilt, so I quickly made this top.
this morning I woke up to the last clue of the Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery quilt, being revealed.
hers looks awesome!
I'm still not liking my color choices, I don't know what I was thinking and I don't have enough contrast.
But I worked on it today after getting home from church.
and this is what I ran into...
Look how much size difference there is!
well I pinned it and sewed a few together, and it's not too bad.
it's pretty close to lining up, still I'm not loving the colors. hmph.
I know I measured blocks where I was done etc, but obviously something is up...
I hope this is not a preview of my quilting skills for 2012.
can't win them all....
I really want to finish this, but I'm SO not loving it now, that maybe I should put it on the shelf for a while and work on something more FUN.
Here's my list
Work in progress list for 2012
#1 welcome to the hive- top done and ready to quilt
#2 lotus quilt- top done just missing applique pieces
#3 blue flower table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt
#6 Bunny table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- don't know what to do with them yet
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- making blocks as LEADERS and ENDERS
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- not even started yet
#12 Next Stitch STAR- design made, fabrics not ordered yet
#13 snowmen table runner- working on embroidery every night
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- may scrap this whole project
#15 aqua owl- applique ironed on, need to stitch around and sew together
# 17Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - working on clue #8
# 18 Little twister blue- on the shelf, starting base top is done, some blocks cut and sewn
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small trees- no plan for these yet
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- blocks done
# 24 color block swap- top is done
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- fabrics here and ready
#27- a doll qpples quilt, top done in one day.