Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Stitch 'n' Bitch 5-8-2010

Saturday was May's monthly quilting day at Sandi and her mother's home.  I didn't get a whole lot done - just one half of Basket Block 10, but I did get rid of a lot of fabric!  We held a small swap, and I'm almost ashamed to say that I got rid of full laundry hamper of fabric.  What didn't sell to our small group of friends, Sandi is being so kind to hold onto and get rid of at a garage sale.  I'm just thrilled that I didn't have to bring it all home and put it back on my shelves!

...  Shelves, which are admittedly quite a bit sparser thanks to the ruthless culling of old fabrics that I did, but I had to be completely honest with myself and how I will be using my fabrics.  My tastes have changed so dramatically, and most of the cuts that I got rid of were half a yard or less in length.  

Anyway, I got opinions on my Flying Geese II top.  I'd been debating whether to back it with aqua, or try to find a rich turkey red print to go on the back, so I asked for input.  The general consensus is to back it with turkey red, so now, once I'm off my fabric diet, I need to find a backing of appropriate color.  It'll be bound with a mustard print, so I'll also be on the lookout for that.

I had quite a number of things to show off...  As I said, I got half of Basket Block 10, done.  This means that I got Blocks 6 through 9 done!  They were actually done in the middle of the nights Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday night, I cut the fabrics for 10 and 11.  I finished both of those blocks this afternoon, while Grandma Fern had Zebediah.

                                               Block 4                                             Block 5

                                                 Block 6                                           Block 7    
                                       Block 8                                            Block 9                    
                                             Block 10                                              Block 11

I've also received quite a large number of Birthday Blocks!  My request was for Blockade Blocks in aqua and purple.  I got the cutest little fabric postcard for helping out with angel blocks for the 2009 Birthday Block Swap.  I have a few made to send out, and will be starting on more soon, hopefully tonight, actually.  As soon as I have more Birthday Blocks made, I'll do a post solely for those.

2 comments:

K said...

I only just got your block in the mail today, so it should be there next week. Sorry it's late!

Also, glad to hear the postcard arrived :D

Mary said...

Those baskets look fabulous!

Also, can't wait to see your birthday blocks all together.

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