I've been gone from the world of blogging and checking up on my favorite blogs. I'd like to say I was distracted, which it true, but it is mostly because I have been too lazy for blogging and busy doing otherwise. I even thought about discontinuing this, but I have met some lovely people through blogging and I like the idea of having a space to talk about pretty, creative things.
Speaking of pretty things, I finished up the front and the back of Catherine's Dresden Quilt. I ordered thread for the quilting but haven't managed to make an appointment at the long-arm studio or get to Jo-Ann's for the batting. Honestly, I would rather have a root canal than go to Jo-Ann's this close to Christmas. I'll toughen up and head over there sometime this week with a coupon and a devil may care attitude. (Last year at Christmas, I went to Jo-Ann's wearing inappropriately high heels. The floors were wet and I fell down and slid into a display of wrapping paper containers. It was like people bowling and I was left with a 7/10 split. I am slightly afraid there is a video of me floating around the Jo-Ann world. But, I digress….)
|The final, pretty blocks.|
|She really is the worst helper ever.|
|All the blocks all put together.|
|The pretty front|
|November South Sound Modern Quilt Guild Block of the Month.|
|My next project|
I've had this Christmas fabric for two years now and have not played with it. Since we are getting close to the holiday, I thought I would give it a try. Of course, this won't be done for quite awhile and I don't know how much fun it will be to play with in March but the point is I tried. I tried to make a quilt for Christmas. (Not very hard.)
I've started the cutting. I got the pattern off Pinterest and it consists of two blocks. One block is a 6.5 x 6.5 square of the patterned fabric, the second is a white block with 2.5 x 2.5 patterned square off-center. It will be a good way to display the pattern and should be relatively simple to put together. I like the idea of doing something complex, then a simple quilt to have a quick finish. And, yes, for me a quick finish is two months.
|Awesome Guild Swap|
I have a couple of finishes to share and I will have to take some pictures of them. The Spinster quilt is bound and hung on the wall. I realized that I haven't shared the final picture so I will have to take one. And, I finished the pretty flower quilt I started a few months ago. All is well here and I can't wait to get caught up on my blog reading. Hope everyone is doing well.