Wednesday, September 1, 2010
First of the Month Fun
The first of the month is an exciting time for my quilting. The Block Lotto announces the past month's winners and introduces the block for this month and Kate's Stay at Home Robin gives me the next step. Being on vacation this week, I was able to get to both right away.
First of all, I didn't win the Block Lotto with the wonky roses. Darn. But maybe this month! We're doing wonky houses and I've done two so far. This one has a little cat in the door, and the other has a cat in the window. It's fun to fussy cut something into those tiny spaces. If I make a bunch more, and they all have cats, I'll probably be known as the Cat Lady. Hmm....maybe I should do something other than cats on the next one. Anyway, it would be a fun month to win and build a quilt city of these crazy houses.
For the SAHR we had to put a 3x10 inch segment on top of the two previous steps. I did a liberated wavy cut with some really great fabrics that remind me of my prairie theme. I've never really done curves before, so that was an added challenge. I think I like it so far. It's a mystery where we're going and that is fun too.
I've got some other projects in the works including I Spy quilts for the kids for Christmas. Plenty to keep me busy for the remainder of my week off.