I am pleased to say I have actually done quite a bit of quilting this weekend.
First I made 400 inches of blue bias tubes for applique. Here are the first group of them.
Second I laid out my RSC 2017 blocks and then forgot to take a picture. They are all picked up and ready to piece into rows. 112 blocks made: 108 used. Each block is a different fabric and an additional 2 half square triangles were made per color. I did make a row around the quilt, and have so many more left.
Next week I am going on a quilt retreat for 2 days during the week. I am excited to be with friends and have uninterrupted quilting time. And this is the first project I want to finish there. I am in a mood to get the UFOs going.
So my big almost finish: I found a bag while sorting through various projects and found this:
Many moons ago, I had made a red and white quilt, and with the leftovers started this pattern from a Kim Diehl book. And there it sat.
So I pressed it up and added an additional row of background blocks. I knew I just wanted a little quilt for Valentine's Day. And since the evening was still young I proceeded to quilt it with my walking foot. I just outlined the stop signs in rows.
Here is the back:
And here is the final product: each side is 21 inches long, made of 3 inch finished snowballs and 9 patch blocks.
All that is left is to hand stitch the binding. It shouldn't take too long.
Any ideas for a name?