Various Updates

2013-11-14 15.59.12I 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.

2013-11-05 09.19.59While 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.2013-11-12 18.10.18 2013-11-07 10.41.50

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!