Let's start with a bit of show n tell from some of the others. This is the block that Diane is working on. I think I mentioned it before, but I had forgotten to take a picture. I love the color combination It isn't one that I would have chosen, but sometimes those are the best ones. Always good to see what colors others are using! I'm not sure how many blocks she has to make, but the entire quilt is made from those blocks so she has a bit to make.
These next two quilts are Elaine's. I think this is called "This is Canada" by Wanda's Designs. A super nice quilt that represents all the provinces and territories of Canada. I bought the pattern, but well - haven't started!
|Elaine's version of This is Canada|
|Another finish by Elaine|
It was a bit of a crazy day for me. I seemed to spend a fair bit of time running around getting stuff for the others. But that's OK. I still got a lot done.
I FINALLY finished making the blocks for the triple four patch quilt. Yes - I had planned on 144 blocks and I had to dig into the bag to get those bits that I mentioned last time I chatted about this quilt.
|144 - triple four patch blocks|
|1 1/2 extra blocks|
|144 blocks in two plastic containers|
And more progress on the pixelated apple quilt. Block 7 is now complete.
|Pixelated apple quilt|
Thanks to Tish, I'm now the proud owner of this cute doggie print. I was able to trade her some cat fabric that I found as I was cutting a few more squares for the triple four patches. I think I had to cut eight squares in total which was not bad!
Once the blocks were done, I thought I might as well trim them so I could start to remove the paper.
|Trimming the paper pieced blocks|
I normally keep my glass of drinking water on the ironing board. I know - stupid stupid stupid! I forgot to move it and grabbed the iron and BAM - there was water everywhere including on my fabric.
|An incident with a glass of water|
Let's just say that I'm waiting for the ironing board and my fabric to dry which is spread out downstairs. Doesn't matter, it won't take long to put that last border on. One seam for the backing and make the binding. I'm in good shape.
The big issue now is to get the custom quilt that's on the long arm - OFF. I have today to finish it. I was booked to go to the gym, but I'm going to revert that to next week. Not panicking, but time is tight! And I would really really like this quilt in a box by Monday afternoon. Normally wouldn't be an issue except that I have a meeting, a class, and a sit n sew day this weekend. Say NOTHING!!! I like living on the edge!
On that note, I'm out of here. Got some stuff to prep this morning for the meeting tomorrow, change that appointment, and it's heads-down on the long arm for the rest of the day!
Have a great day!!!!
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