I have been making string stars the last few days. These blocks all come from the 7.5 inch string blocks. All the others (and there are lots more) are 8.5 inches. Add to this my effort to reduce the amount of 2.5 inch strips and we have funky stars. There are four more to assemble. Since they are so wild I'm thinking about sashings and connector blocks. They are beautiful. This picture does not show them well.
Have you ever had a UFO that haunted you? I have one. It used to stay in the bathroom storage and every time I would go,get batting it would,star,me down... Then it moved to,the long arm table and I saw it everyday.... I'm sick of seeing you! So I finished it up early this morning at 7am. By 8am it was finished. I had to add a backing piece as I had under cut the correct amount, so now add more batting and quilt away. I am so glad it's done. It even has the binding stitched and waiting it's turn for hand stitching!!!! Yay!
While I was on a roll I quilted a baby quilt needed for a coworkers wife due in January.
It also has the binding stitched on. Lots of hand work for a couple evenings.
I did stitch a little on part 5 of Allietare Mystery. Almost there!
Our guild had a Christmas holiday gift exchange that started in July. We all brought 1 yard of Christmas fabric. It was sliced and diced and you ended up with a bag of fabrics and a name. We were to make our named person a gift.
I thought my fabric said 4 patch and they did but I used one fabric as a focus and built around it with four patches. It is quilted, bound and has Bevs name and other information monogrammed on the backing fabric. I understand that she loved it.
I have been very busy lately. adding more blocks to the stain glass strings. I like how it is progressing.
Next up is Allettiare, the Bonnie Hunter Mystery for 2015. My gray is a topo map of lakes and creeks. I've had fun reading all the fun names. All of step one is finished and sliver trimmed. I have a good start on start on step two. I would have been finished but I had to squeeze in a Christmas present for our guild holiday. More on that later.
Temecula is having their mini Christmas mystery. The small blocks are SO CUTE. I am only behind two blocks! Janet are you participating?
Lastly Christmas came early for the kitties. They got a new kitty condo and they love it!