Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tops, blocks, and some other distractions

This week has been a bit slow for me quilting-wise. I have made some progress on my orange pile (OP) top. It is assembled all except the final border. I really appreciated all the suggestions on which colors to use to set the blocks. I finally decided to choose according to what I think the intended future owner would like. This is what it looks like as of now.

I plan to add an orange outer border to finish it off.

I also got some blocks completed this week for Judy's sew-along. We are making a bear paw quilt. She sends us instructions in steps and gives us a deadline to have that step complete. We then have to complete the step and send her a photo of the progress by the deadline to get the next step. Some of you who know me may think that I am taking a chance making a top this way. After all, I do tend to flit from project to project rather unexpectedly. But, I knew what quilt we were making before we started and I am confident I can finish this one even if I miss a deadline. Plus, she will make the pattern available for purchase after the sew-along so I have a back-up plan in place. No worries, see? Want to see what I have so far? I knew you would!

I'm trying to work out of my normal comfort zone here. These colors are so not me. I pulled everything for this quilt from my stash. I have a lot of blue in my stash. I have decided that is because I buy it but I never use it. I think I foresee another bluish quilt in my near future(OK, maybe not too near, but I need to use more of those blue fabrics).

As for the other distractions listed in the title of my post...

I have had my granddaughter here for a couple days this weeks. I think she is absolute joy.

Who can concentrate on sewing when you have this happy face looking at you?


2ne said...

Nice quilts you have made. Have a great day

Teresa said...

Blue IS so ME, and the one you are making is very nice. Soooooo if you decide you don't want it, I know someone who does!!