Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
January is almost over and I believe I've accomplished a TON this month.
1) I've started a Block of the Month (that I've always wanted to do). Actually I may have gotten a little carried away because I've started 2 now. The first is through Craftsy.com and it's a FREE tutorial and we're making 2 blocks per month. The other is through my Quilt Guild and is a pieced block, the first one is "Barbara Fritchie Star", made up of half square triangles. I have never done those before and I'm using THANGLES to hopefully keep them from being too out of wack!! I have made a test square that turned out pretty good, so maybe there is hope!!
2) I started and finished another quilt top for a dear friend of ours. The pattern is called "3-6-9" and has directions for numerous sizes (which I love). I made him a queen size and it's a generous queen, leaving close to an 18" drop on the bed. I hope he likes it. I am looking for backing material now and want it to be 108" material.
3) I've made several cards for birthdays and anniversaries coming up in February. I enjoy making the cards and am getting practice for when I try my first applique. Those that have recieved them really love them, so it makes it worthwhile for me to continue doing them.
I have decided that I'm picking too easy patterns so I have made a resolution to challenge myself this year, hence the BOM. I'm looking forward to February 1 and the February BOM class at Craftsy.com. My quilt guild doesn't meet until the 4th Monday of the month, so I will be waiting a long time for the next block.