The borders are on the Planet Patchwork New Year's Day Mystery. Yikes that pink looks, well, really pink.
Unfortunately this was a narrow fabric so I actually had to piece all four borders. But doing it on the diagonal helps hide the seam and I can't tell where the seams are from this photo.
I hope to get this on Ruthie today so that maybe I can have another finished quilt for January. I've been buying a little fabric so I need some bigger finishes if I don't want to start the year out by buying more than I use!
I also decided to start the Small Quilt of the Month challenge on Kathy Tracy's Small Quilt Talk group on yahoo. She announces a quilt from one of her books each month and members make that quilt. If we are diligent we'll have 12 little quilts made. I wasn't going to make it but decided to give it a try yesterday. I'm making this Mourning Quilt with just 4 blocks -- Yikes these greens seem really bright to me. I think they are a bit more subdued. Last night I cut out 3 more blocks. I'm using some fabrics that are reproductions from two quilts in the Smithsonian's collection. One is Little Sister quilt and the other is Rising Sun, if I remember correctly. I've had what is equivalent of a Layer Cake for many years. (Heck, over 15 years... yikes time flies when you are having fun!) I've only began using them in the last 2 years or so.
For my Leader Ender project I'm putting the pieces together of my Carolina Christmas, a former mystery on Quiltville. I'm working on putting together the sub units that eventually become this unit. I'm getting very close to getting all the sub units done so I can make these blocks. Then, it's putting it all together. I look forward to getting it done before Christmas! LOL.
Last week's goals -- almost all done and some even more than planned!
Week of Jan 23, 2012
Quilt Twister quilt
Quilt 12 Days of Christmas quilt √ and bound
Sew secret project together √ and quilted
Spend 15 minutes a day cutting scraps into usable sizes not too many times this week
Clean the oven (ok, set it so it cleans itself but I hate the smell of it…so avoid it frequently!) √ And did the racks too!
Clean top two shelves in the refrigerator (blah!) √
Finish putting the rows together of NY Day mystery√
Post at least one more blog during the week √
Week of Jan 30, 2012
Make binding and bind the still secret Scrap Squad quilt
Quilt and bind the NY Day Mystery quilt
Make 3 more of the Mourning Quilt blocks, put it together, quilt it
Quilt Twister quilt
Finish clue 5 of Carolina Christmas
Back to working on the FCQ Equilter’s donation quilt 5 blocks needed
Clean 2 more shelves of the refrigerator
Clean the stovetop really well
Have you checked out what other folks are working on? Remember to check out Patchwork Times. Judy has her QOV quilt along top posted. Hum, I have some of those stars from a different project. Maybe I'll make I'll set them this way rather than put them with the other blocks which don't look right together.... just thinking here...
Sigh -- either my iPhoto or blogger is messing me up here. All of my pictures were cropped to just show the blocks -- not the extra on the side. But I reloaded them twice and each time I get the original picture which isn't showing in iPhoto. Sigh. And, spacing, and... oh well, it is what it is. B.