Thursday, February 7, 2013
Last set of 9" Neutral String blocks from the swap arrived last week. It has been a busy time with my Mom in town. With that said...last night we plunged into the "temporary storage area" and proceeded to sort out all the blocks.
We sorted and sorted and sorted some more...checked and checked and checked again to make sure we had each grouping correct. Here are the 19 groupings ready to put in their perspective owners packaging.
Today I have them in my trunk ready for pick up or mailing across country. I am pretty certain Betty, Bonnie Sue, Chris, Collette, Debbie, Debra, Jeanne, Jennifer, Joan S, Joan T, Karen, Kerry, Liz, Louise, Mary, Susie, Teresa, and Theresa will be excited when they have their blocks.
On to another project, Expect the Unexpected by Karen Sievert. This is the project that I have as my extra credit "lucky 13" with this year's UFO challenge. (January's Parade at 52 Quilts can be seen HERE.) I finished my January UFO on time. February UFO is a paper pieced patriotic design that finishes at the tiny size of 13 1/2" square. I have the pattern copied to paper waiting for a bit of time to look through my stash for the fabrics I'll be using. The calendar doesn't stand still so I'll be getting this one going pretty soon.
And last to share a FINISH! My Mom has been working on this quilt since she's been visiting. It is a spider web string quilt that she brought to finish. Mom came with about half of the blocks done. She found the border fabric in my stash, a wonderful choice with all the other blues. The pattern is by Craftsy and is called Broken Spider Web. Bonnie Hunter also has this same pattern on her website HERE if you'd rather her directions.