Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Not Like I Haven't Been Busy

I guess I was so busy I managed to let an entire month go by without blogging.  Or maybe it's that whole February hibernating thing I have going on.   Oh, let's just go with the "Busy" thing.  Here's what I've been up to.  

My February finish!!  A baby quilt for a little girl being born any day now. 

I worked from my stash for this one after I found this cute pink print in my novelty fabrics. 

Then I made 26 of these scrappy pineapple blocks for a block swap with some online friends......

......and 5 of these blocks for another swap.

I found some scrappy blue strips in my sewing room so I started putting them together for a quilt for our great-nephew due in May.

After that, I started on a Star Wars quilt at the request of our grandson, Aidan.  There isn't any Star Wars fabric currently available, but I found some Darth Vader fabric on eBay for the backing and borders and also this panel by Lucas Films Ltd.

I cut up the panel......

......then made some filler blocks (still trying to use up that stash!) 

All I have to do is finish filling it in with black and it will be ready to quilt. 

And, needless to say, I will have one happy Jedi grandson!   

I also made some pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge and I got a LOT of work done on the UFO I told you about in this post.

So I guess I haven't been hibernating at all.  Just not talking about what I've been up to as much as I should be!   

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First 2011 Finish

So far for the year 2011, I am right on track with making my goals.  I know, we're only 32 days in, but facts are facts!

I started this quilt around the 11th at a retreat and I wrote about it in this post.  Since it was my January goal, I spent most of yesterday morning quilting it.

I used a large stipple over the entire quilt because, first of all I wanted to finish in January, and secondly I wanted the quilting design to be simple so it wouldn't take away from the beautiful pattern. 

Then I spent most of the afternoon binding it.
It finished at about 64 x 74.  I hope it raises a decent amount of money for the St. Baldrick's Event on March 5th.  Come on by Helen Fitzgerald's Irish Grill and Pub anytime after noon and bid on it.  It could be yours!!!