I got the graduation quilt quilted on Friday and Saturday and the binding put on. I have 2 sides to finish and that should be completed tonight or tomorrow night. I think all the quilts that 'need' to be completed are done. I just did a meander loop on this with a few specialty things - there is a 'Kristin', SHS, 2011, a music note and a basketball that kinda looks more like a pumpkin.
Wow - Over a month in advance too! I also sent the color request to the next graduate in the family next summer.... she chose brights - orange, red, yellow, pinks. I had picked up some 'brights' and about 4 yards of black fabric sometime last year. It is all colors but maybe I can throw a few more orange and red and yellow's in there. After seeing Jill's 'Star Struck' quilt I decided that would be a great one to do for this next graduation quilt. Thanks to Bonnie Hunter at quiltville.com for posting such wonderful patterns for free!
I also pulled out the 9 patch blocks I had made years ago in purple and blues with muslin. I made 5 more Saturday for a total of 25. I think I might make 5 more and use Bonnie Hunters 'Sisters' pattern to finish them up into 10 inch blocks. I have this one down as my June UFO - so maybe I can have it completed before then. I was not very good with a consistent seam allowance back then, so I'll have to make some adjustments and get things to 'fit'.
I also grabbed the 'challenge' fabrics I got a couple of months ago at the guild meeting. I forgot a before picture - but I had 4 of the 10 inch squares and 4 of the 3 inch squares. I added some of the batik backing from Kristin's quilt to finish off one block. I'll
put these together back to back for a large mug coaster.
Yesterday... I put off that midget block again (paper piecing... maybe I'll just skip past those for a few weeks?) and decided to make more of my scrappy 6 patch blue blocks for the Twinkle Twinkle quilt. I just need about 5 more of the 6 patch blocks for spacers and then I can start the border. I did find a couple of oops stars and have a little pile of leftover ones. Guess I need to think up a second quilt for these for the other child too!
2PM - Lentil soup is on in the crock pot, kids are quiet napping upstairs, waiting for the plumber to come fix the starter switch on the boiler, laundry is washing and drying...... think I'll go get those last 5 blocks done for the twinkle stars quilt and then maybe start the midget block.