I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, but I have been busy! I finished all the 9 patches for the scrappy 9 patch quilt. I just got the die to cut my 6.5″ squares to go with this, but since I really want to get my guild challenge quilt done I’m putting the scrappy one aside for awhile. I have sashing on half of the 12.5″ blocks for the guild challenge quilt, the other 8 need a little bit of help making that 12.5″ size. I don’t think I’ll have time tomorrow to work on them, we are heading to my mom’s to celebrate some birthdays, mine and my sisters! I turned 40 a week ago and my little sister turned 36 last Wednesday.
While I waited for my aida to show up for the Monopoly board cross stitch, I continued working on hexagons. I finished the 5 diamonds needed for the 3rd row from the bottom. Just need to attach those to the main piece and I can work on the next row. I took a bunch of black squares to guild the other night and worked on getting those basted so I can start working on the fill in sections at the top and bottom. I need about 71 black hexies just for the top sections alone! Can’t wait to have this one done so I can get it quilted!!! I hope to put it in our next quilt show too.
While reading blogs the other day, I found that Terry over at Terry’s Treasures is planning another sew along for next year. I participated in this years – and of course couldn’t wait and got the whole quilt completed before everyone else. Of course it’s still not quilted!!! I really like the idea of this quilt, and it can be scrappy, so maybe I can use a ton of my 2.5″ squares and triangles that are already cut up in the containers. So I’m doing another sew along next year. I might fall majorly behind at the beginning of the year, what with the baby being due in March and all! But one day at a time is all I can do! Of course I also had to draw it up in EQ, just so I could experiment with sizes and the components of each block. I really like how it looks!!
I’m starting to fall asleep already so I guess I need to get going and maybe go to bed early!