I've been pretty productive so far this month. I started with a couple of pot holders for my grand niece. In January I received a tin of my most favorite cookies from NJ. She is 11 and has started to bake and these were her first attempt. They were wonderful, I'm so glad that she remembered me.
In return I made the new baker a set of potholders of her very own.
I have finished the February block from Cindy at
I love the trees but I will admit that they were not my favorite type of block to make. The finished block is 8 1/2 inches. Way to many tiny squares for my general quilt making skills.
This is part 1 of #4 of my Q1 FAL
My latest yarn related project is for a fund raiser for Angel Snugs.
This is my first attempt. It is new born size. It is supposed to have 2 big white buttons on the red portion. My job is to crochet. someone else will assemble.
This past weekend I took a workshop with Lee Heinrich's (FreshlyPieced) for Advanced Piecing. The blocks we made were paper pieced and are from her book Vintage Quilt Revival .
I am not generally a paper piecer. I was therefore rather impressed with the outcome of my blocks from her class. If you have the chance I would highly recommend a class with her.
The chapters of the Quilt Guild of the Villages are committed to making 135 quilts for Honor Flights this year.
My chapter spent this weeks meeting working as a group to get a few started. Members donated patriotic fabrics. Several members cut the fabric into the building blocks while others pieced and others pressed. There are also members who will assemble and others will quilt. Great team project.
I managed to sew 20 blocks, the number needed to make a top. I took them home and got a top pieced. I'm hoping to get it quilted by the next meeting.
Last but not least are some more placemats. MJ has decided that he is tired of me making placemats so he can watch them walk out the door ( including holiday gifts, we are talking 20 +). He requested that I make a set for us to keep and use. This is really not a great picture of them. The various browns actually match a lot better than this picture lets on. No matter, he's happy.
I am still enjoying doing the Quilty 365 project, and am right on target. I might actually be a block or 2 ahead. No picture at the moment because I needed the design wall for the Honor Flight quilt. 50 6 inch blocks take up a considerable amount of space.