Friday, September 13, 2013

TGIFF - Quilt #41

Thank Goodness it's Friday -- and thank goodness it stopped raining long enough for me to catch a quick photo of quilt #41 for 2013!

We had rain steady through Wednesday night and most of the day Thursday. More than 4" fell, with more forecast for the weekend. I haven't had to water my lawn since June!

This quilt was a mystery project at Ruth's Stitchery this year. Even though I missed a few of the meetings, I managed to keep up with the monthly assignments, and finish my quilt the day after our last block party.

Linking up to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at Quilt Matters.

And Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts.

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Also "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?" at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Only 11 more quilts to reach 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks for the third year in a row!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

BOM-Again Day

In order to use my design wall, I had to put together my quilt for Wednesday's Block Party at Ruth's Stitchery. It's a Debbie Caffrey mystery quilt, so I won't tell you the name.

The colors in my photos aren't especially true -- the background is the light blue shown above.

Here is the beginning of the first border, there are two more:

I'll have the borders on in time for Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!

Remember I was making a "BOM Block-a-Day" for the summer challenge?  Today I made 16! They aren't very big (each finishes at 3"!) but they are 3D and are tricky to put together, so I'm counting each one as a block. I haven't decided how I want to lay out the quilt, so they won't be sewn together until all the blocks are done. I'm only on month 4.

These blocks are from Jackie Robinson's "3D Patchwork Block of the Month." I don't know if you can see it in the photos, but the center of each "bow tie" is folded so it's 3D.

I also made two more "Vintage Memories" blocks, this is month 7:

I also finished one more Ryokan block, but it looks like I forgot to take a photo! I'll save that for WIP Wednesday.

Last "hot" day in Colorado, tomorrow the temp is supposed to be in the low to mid 60s.  Goodbye Summer!

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