I had a busy week. Our family took up a lot of the time and that was awesome. I’ll tell you more about that in another post.
I gave up cross-stitching one night in favor of sewing. I ended up getting the quilt top done for Karl…
But I hated that bottom blue square. It’s too blue.
I ended up ripping it out and replacing it.
After that, it was time to…iron.
The top is simple but perfect for Karl. When he was little I made him plain squares quilt tops of first dinosaurs, then Harry Potter…then music instruments. The other day he told me he was afraid that all three were getting to the point they needed to be tossed. That didn’t surprise me. At the time I made them I didn’t have a long arm and they were tied. I don’t think tied quilts last quite as long.
After that, it was time for the backing. This came from my stash. I’m not sure if it was a thrift store or auction find. I was a bit fussy and worked to match the plaids.
Onto my tulip quilt for American Patchwork and Quilting…
The alternate blocks are finished…Yahoo!! That means I’m almost halfway done with the block-making. That’s awesome. I’m going to have to keep plugging along or I’ll not make my deadline though.
Here is my first tulip block. Sad news…it’s just a test block. UGH. Can you believe I submitted a quit without first making a test block? Especially with a more complicated block like this. The truth is, I am lazy. If I had to first make a test block, I likely wouldn’t have submitted the quilt…
Sometimes I have to force myself to do things. This was one of those times. Submitting the quilt, the quilt getting accepted and me having a deadline was what I needed. I have everything in order now and I’ll likely be able to speed through these blocks now. YAHOO!! Now all I need is the time!!
Sorry for the short post. When I have a deadline and one I can’t completely show, short posts happen…that and when the family is here too. I’m off. I’m going to try to get some quilting time in tonight so these blocks get another step closer to finished. March 15th isn’t too far away.