There is SEW much I have been working on...I don't even know where to begin!
First of all, the fat 8ths have been rolling in. I LOVE CHECKING THE MAIL! I am receiving fabric EVERYDAY! It's wonderful!I have gotten several blocks finished and mailed back to their owners. I also signed up for 2 or 3 additional January swap partners for the One block per month swap.
I've been doing a lot more applique, and am really enjoying it.
Soon I will start on my snowman blocks for a different swap.
Well here's the eye candy!
Here are blocks I've made to send to people:
Here are blocks I've received from others!! I LOVE THEM ALL!!
This one is for my "pinks and greens" quilt. This is the theme for my one block per month swap.
I have also been working on LOTS of quilts for Project Linus and am almost done with my first quilt for the Downy Quilts for Kids Challenge. I will post pics once the top is completed.
I am teaching a quilting class in my home on Friday evenings starting in February. I ordered kits from Downy for all class participants and received them in the mail today!! YAY! Kyle is also participating by making a quilt for the Downy kids. He chose the kit that has Karate fabric =) I am encouraging him in this endeavor for charity. He will be making it on his own with guidance from me.
I will take pics of my Linus quilts Thursday and post them...it's so fun to see eye candy!!
I got my weed whacker quilt pinned and my Cherry Spinners quilt pinned! Yay!! This is a HUGE accomplishment. These are BOTH items on my UFO list. I am not allowing myself to start any new quilts (for me) until my UFO list is clear! (this does NOT include block swaps, lol).
I have received 5 of 8 fat quarters for the Valentine's day swap..and also purchased some ADORABLE cat Vday fabric!
I went to the LQS on the tenth and they had a HUGE sale! Ten fat quarters for ten dollars!!!!!!!!!! And...40% off most of their fabric! Here are some pics of what I got..
This one I bought a half yard of off the bolt...I received the floral F8 as part of the swap I'm in and got the fabric nehind it to use in the coordinating block (pic of block is above). This fabric was really neat because it graduated from light to dark.
I love paisleys and i LOVE pink! So...this Moda fabric was 40% off and I got a yard of it. I cut it in half and sent half to my bestie =)
This is a FQ that I just thought was so unique! Since I love to read, I had to have it too!
Here is a group of FQ's I got...remember I had to buy ten to get them for a dollar each! (For those of you who don't know about Fat Quarters...they normally sell for about $2.25-$2.75 each). The light blue one I bought for Lisa...and some of the rest of those I used as coordinating fabrics for the F8 swap. The antique-y red/blue and cream one I used in an above block for a swap...but it is a fabric I've used before and REALLY love it. I think my next F8 swap is going to be an "antique red/white/blue quilt...using off white or cream instead of white and being inspired by this exact fabric!
I bought this for the round robin swap I'm doing through Cafe mom. This is kind of hard to see but there is some purple in with the blues and the lady's fav colors are purple and blue.
The black floral fabric is a fat8 I refceived (the finished block is above) and I got the matching polka dot fabric and it was just PERFECT!
I got these to go with the cat fabric someone sent me for their F8 block (finished block also above). The bluish looking one os actually a deep grape purple color. I ended up only using the yellow for her block though!
This is the laptop bag I made for Ruth for Christmas!!!
Here is how wonderful my mail has looked almost daily for the past week or so!!