I made progress in the string challenge department. I got my Daylilies quilt into a top… (retreats can give a girl just the boost she needs!!)
This is all batik fabrics. Several of the girls had commented at the retreat that it wasn’t their first choice of quilts to do from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling but now that they had seen it to the top stage, they like it. That often happens to me….I see a quilt from a book, I’m not particularly excited about it, then I see someone else make it and I’m loving it. I don’t think it has a think to do with the designer…sometimes it’s just different fabrics or maybe even my tastes have changed a little bit. Who knows?! All I know is that I am super happy to have it this far.
I came to retreat with this all in units. I just needed to assemble them…and I DID!! This was my Friday and Saturday morning project.
After that was finished I started working on this….I got it as far as I could. Right now it is 85″ x 85″.
I think my plan is to put another row all the way around it. That would bring it to 95″ x 95″. I like that size a little better. We have a queen sized bed and I am a “covers hogger” so…I need to make it as big as I can. I didn’t have more pieces to make it bigger so the good news is that I get to make this bigger….some might laugh and say that’s not good news but honestly, for me it is. I love making those little churn dash blocks!!
Here is the link to make the blocks if you are interested.
After that I moved on to work on my Tulip Fields quilt. As some of you know I’m trying to make all of the quilts in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book before the new String Frenzy book comes out. Tulip Fields is my last quilt. I do need to machine quilt two but…I’m getting close.
I’ll be here next week to tell you if I made any progress. Right now all my things for the retreat are still piled up so who knows!?!?!?