Saturday, January 23, 2010

Here a quilt, there a quilt, everywhere a quilt, quilt.

Today I started making the 7 12 1/2 inch purple quilt blocks for the quilt exchange I'm participating in.

The fabric choice and pattern

I did a test drive with the pattern and I think it turned out pretty good.  It did indeed end up 12 1/2 inches square.

I haven't squared it up yet but I will.

I thought I would also own up to all the UFO's (unfinished projects) I have on the go.

This is a coin quilt I started and I still have one more border to go on.

See I have the fabric all ready to go.  (like I wouldn't have the fabric...LOL)
I just have to cut it and sew it on.

This quilt was originally part of a round robin with my mom, my aunt, my cousin and myself.  For some reason we never did the swap. The first row on the left was done by my mom and the next two rows were done by me.

This was my mom's quilt for that same round robin.

This quilt is actually really close to being finished.  This was a row robin that 32.5, T, my Aunt Doe, and my cousin A were all part of.  I only have a little bit more quilting to do and then I have to put on the binding and it will be done.

The last unfinished quilt I have is a quilt kit I got from my Aunt Doe, for Christmas.  It is a log cabin pattern and my aunt cut all the fabric and even labelled it for me.  So all I have to do is just follow the instructions and put it together.

Now, really, is there any excuse as to why this is not done yet??  Nope, I can't think of any reasons either.

So I believe my priorities list is to get the 6 purple and cream quilt squares done for the quilt exchange.  They have to be done by the first of March.  That is several weeks away but time has a way of getting away on me and I don't want to be rushing around at the last minute trying to finish them up.  Where is the fun in that.  This quilt swap/exchange is suppose to be a fun thing...not a pressure filled adventure.

Today I was going thru my stash, which almost resembles a fabric store and I found all sorts of fabric that I had bought to finish off my pink and brown quilt.

Isn't it lovely.  Won't it go well with all the fabric I bought the other day to finish my pink and brown quilt.

yes, I think you can all see that I have a little bit of a problem.  I actually think some of my problem is that I think it takes much more fabric to make a quilt then it actually does.  I am pretty sure I now have enough pink and brown fabric to make 3 king size quilts.  LOL.

I took a ton more pictures today but I think I will save them for future blog post.
Take care, happy quilting.


crazyquiltlady said...

Hey --glad you are back

Anonymous said...

Everything looks awsome!


32point5 said...

Wow! Block looks totally awesome!!! T said that we lost a person, only 6 blocks needed now. I think you should take the blocks that you and Momma Newbie made, seperate them, mix them up and make a nice snuggle throw for your couches. Hope you had a good weekend. WORKOUT weekend next week, EARLY!!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful work!!

ButtonMad said...

A great combination - those colours and fabrics are great together...