I'm happy you're back!
I haven't been blogging in a while because I keep on marching through Easy Street. It's a long street to be strolling on, but I'm starting to see the end of the tunnel. I was stuck for a few days because I only have 1 kind of black&white fabric left and would need to make some patches with at least 2 kinds. Luckily I had my birthday this week and I got to order some fabrics from the Fatquarter Shop and hopefully they'll be here next week. Until then I keep working and managed to finish all the pieced triangles, and last night finally all 9 block "B"-s! I have to say some of them gave me a hard time because I had to pay very close attention to which way the patches go and the first block was ripped and ripped again maybe 3x by the time I got it right. AND by block #6 I realized I had to re-trim all my 4 patches because they were a hair too big and I had to do a lot of easing while I was putting the blocks together. Now the last 3 was a lot easier to finish. All those things I can remember in case I want to make another one which may or may not happen in the future.
I also started to look through my quilting books and got inspired by 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. It's an older book, but the patterns moved me in a way I haven't been moved in a while. It'll be time to scan my newer fabrics and play along in EQ soon. Which takes me to...
As I was reminded on Twitter today is the last day to link up your goals to the First Quarter Finish Along hosted by She Can Quilt. She has some wonderful stuff to finish and I can't wait to see her end results! If it's not too late you should join us. She has some cool sponsors and prices to give away at the end.
My list is gonna be very long, but I was thinking to put everything I have out so I have all my UFO-s/VIP-s in one place, so just bare with me!
Chocolate pink monkey quilt:
Plain squares (the kitties are fighting over this one already)
Double wedding ring top for kitties
Easy Street corner triangles are all done:
Set-in triangles all done:
Block "B"-s all done:
Some block "A"-s:
And the rest lined up, ready to sew:
Tote bag with no handles
I think I'll need to do an inventory of how much batting I have on hand. I have a feeling it's not gonna be enough for all the tops I have lined up. I decided to use wool batting on the Easy Street quilt since it's for me and I'd like it to be puffy. Might throw in a cotton batt also for good measure :)
Oh, if only I could have at least 48 hours a day that would be grand! :))) I have so many ideas in my head and I haven't even sat down to play with the computer designs. That's life, right?
Finally 2 bonus pictures of our babies:
Sleepy in one of his favorite drawers enjoying "nature"
'Til we blog again! :)