First, I want to say welcome to the new readers of my blog. Some of you have joined up due to the Island Batik blog hop and giveaway. Thank you.
Today’s blog is about what went on last week, when I wasn’t keeping up with the comments on my blog! This quilt is now ready to be quilted. It will be entered in the Rising Star Quilt Guild Show on October 5 & 6. Our bee, the Sewatorium Sisters, challenged ourselves to make a beach themed quilt using fabrics each of us donated. Above is a picture of all the fabrics – each used in multiple spots in this quilt.
A few things have been added to this polaroid quilt since the picture. I captioned the photos, but a minor error means a piece needs to be replaced. The white fabric was in Maine, the quilt in Massachusetts, so it will happen at the end of this week. I also added a blue piece at the top and put “At the Beach” as a title. The backing and batting too is ready. It will be a very quick quilting job. At the moment I am not sure if I am binding or facing the quilt – I will decide soon.
I made my star! It is a little version – officially a mini! It is 8 1/2″ square. I wanted to test a small version before I did it in the batiks I have chosen. I also needed a measurement as it will replace a quilt currently hanging in our living room.
I am back to doing the exercises in the #365DaysOfArt Challenge. Rather than do a whole entry I will include some as a slide show every (hoping to stay at once a week).
The winner of my Sweet Tweets bundle for the Great Blog Hop is Nancy B from Grace and Peace Quilting -how sweet is that!
Here are my goals for the week:
1. Cut out some pieces for my indigo quilt. You can read more about it here.
2. Replace caption, sandwich, quilt the “At the Beach”.
3. Begin the Island Batik Star quilt.
4. Work on designing October challenge.
5. Maybe Block 2 for TishNWonderland QAL.
This should keep me out of trouble!!
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