Another Tuesday off, another Tuesday sewing!
I had to move furniture to make my design floor big enough to lay this whole quilt out, but since the blocks are turned every direction to make a pattern, it wasn't one I could just look at a photo and get it right.
My ceilings aren't quite high enough to get the whole thing...
I sewed and sewed and then took a break for lunch and then sewed and sewed some more.
I had "help" too:
They're both laying on the furnace register. A favorite location in the winter. Sound asleep, but clearly happy. (See Emma smiling?)
Just a short while ago, I got this far and decided I could take a break.
Doesn't look much different (except one of the slumbering fuzzies is now holding things down), but all the blocks are sewn into a top!
It went together better than I expected, but having everything already arranged helped a lot. I tried not to have the same fabrics touching each other and, except for a few places, I managed, not that you'd notice now!
But before you go congratulating me on finishing the UFO for this month, it still needs borders. Just a single, fussy cut border, but a border no less. My plan is to get that on this weekend because on Monday, Judy L is going to post the first set of instructions for a Quilts of Valor Quilt Along. (Yes, I know I need another project like a hole in the head, but I couldn't resist.)
I raided my mom's stash of 30's prints this past weekend and dug through my whites for this to work with:
I'm not sure which white I'll use or how exactly I'll make the pattern work with these, but I will. I've been itching to make a 30's quilt lately and this seems just the thing.
And while I was digging, my sister-in-law was also digging for a project of hers. Not to be outdone, my mom decided to join in the fun, so we're having a 30's quilt challenge of our own. No real rules (though my brother did state that Rule #1 is that Mom can't win...), just a friendly challenge to motivate each of us. And help reduce mom's stash.
So, if I have the January UFO challenge completed, I can start another project, right?
I've had a wonderful quilty day off, but the kitties are asking for attention and I need to put the furniture back where it goes.