So, a while ago (it's been so long since I've blogged I can't remember when it was) I worked on some blocks for the improv quilt. It took me about two months to make these blocks. Katie tells me that she's making a whole bunch next time so we can actually get around to finishing the quilts ..
The first two blocks are for my quilt...
and these next three are for Katie's. I think I want to add some reds to my quilt so I'll do that next round and I promise it won't take me quite so long. You'd think I was the one who had the baby.
It'll be fun to see how these look when they're finished...
So, since I've not been very good about taking a picture a day, I decided to try having a theme to encourage me to take pictures .. something to think about and look for. This week, the "theme" was red...
Okay, so I was totally out of it in June and didn't start anything. This month, under the pressure of having a gift to be made (by July 30), I have a new beginning!
To be fair, the strips were pieced by someone else, I just cut the squares to size and made the squares from two triangles added the sashing and sewed them together.
This is the quilt top. Kind of has a nautical feel to it.
Here are the backing fabrics I was auditioning.
The person for whom I am making the blanket opted for the dinosaur print so that's what it'll be. I've started the quilting and hope to finish that tonight or tomorrow night and then attack the binding.
Anyway, if you feel like joining me in my quest to start a new project a month (or in my case, I'm hoping now for 11 of 12), please link up and leave a comment so we can check out your new projects.
I know this is late, but I think I should have a few goals for the next week ..
1 - make one Grinch block
2 - start a new project
3 - take a hike
4 - lose 2 pounds
Okay, that's it. I think I need to make a quilt for someone so I should probably get on that ASAP. I'm not really inspired but that's okay, I guess. I have two quilt tops finished so I could use one of those if I get desparate (sp??).
Weight-wise I'm at a plateau that I want to go beneath, but I don't want it so much that I'm actually doing something about it. I joined the challenge at work again, but my money has been wasted this time. It should have motivated me, but for whatever reason, it hasn't.