It is SO COLD here in Upstate New York...oh my goodness!!!!!! It's just too cold to do most things in the house so I forced myself to cozy up in my sewing room. :) :) :) Of course, I must be honest and say that it was very tempting to just bundle up, snuggle under some quilts and read the day away with a cup of coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate.
I finished piecing together 12 quilt blocks for my Design Challenge quilt...YIPPEE!!!
I'm really tickled pink with how they are turning out so far. The instructions for making these blocks can be found HERE. I was able to pull out little scraps to make all the sky, chimney, house and door pieces (even though my scrap basket doesn't look like it has been touched and is just as full as when I started!). I did end up using three different FQ's to cut the roof pieces from because of their larger size.
My design is slowly coming together in my brain and I'm excited to share that I plan to post the instructions for a SECOND block on Friday. It's going to be so cute....I promise. :)
On a totally different subject, I was able to web together the 144 Split 9-Patch blocks that I have been making as my Leader/Enders since Bonnie Hunter issued the challenge last summer.
I even got the top four rows sewn to each other. Slow and steady wins the race! :) Interested in doing the same thing? Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender Challenge and instructions can be found HERE. Not familiar with the Webbing process? Bonnie Hunter's Webbing Tutorial can be found HERE.
Last but not least....the final project I worked on last night was to make the binding for a special quilt that I can't reveal until it is received by someone for his birthday.
I know that just as soon as I share it in this blog, "he" will see it and the surprise will be ruined. :)
What did YOU get accomplished yesterday?
Until next time....keep quilting (and smiling)!