I wanted to do a blue quilt, don't really know why, my favorite color is purple. But, I do like 2 color quilts, and I had a lot of blue fabric, so this is it. I have done up to the light blue border. One more dark, the pieced, and maybe another dark, not sure yet. Pieced borders are done, so I just have to figure out the size of the next blue border and let er rip. Pattern: Pineapple Blossom-Bonnie Hunter over at www.quiltville.com.
This is a string quilt out of Bonnie Hunter's book Scraps and Shirttails, called Virginia Bound. I have to do 3 more rows. I am really going to love this one, and cant wait till it is done, but it is an "ongoing" one, as it takes a while to sew a lot of stings, even tho they are easy. And of course I have enough stings for about 10 of these! Good thing because I have a friend who wants to make one, so she gets all the rest of the strings!
This is a QOV (Quilts of Valor) for our local chapter. It wouldn't take much to get this one done. I could do it in an afternoon, so this might be my first one to finish.
This one is my Morning Splash, by Judy Laquidara over at www.patchworktimes.com. I will get her button on my blog, as soon as I can figure out HOW! It has a few more borders, one of them pieced, so it is a bit farther to the finish. I LOVE this quilt. Another one I really want to see done! She has a lot of great patterns (she is one of my favorite designers) and I suggest heading over there and checking her out if you haven't already. She has a lot of free patterns, and great recipes.
There are a few more (ha ha) things in the works. Another pinwheel string project, a trip around the world for Bill out of his Asian fabrics, and UFOs too old to mention. And, I have to start a Mariners Compass for my BIL and SIL, something I have never done before, so it will be a real challenge.
I will post as they are closer to getting done. And of course I have 5 quilts that have to go on the frame and be quilted.
This IS kind of like a diary. It will be interesting to see where things are at in a year or 2. I am looking forward to it, as I just came across a journal I "started" on one of our trips, but never finished. I used to do journals all the time on trips. You forget so many details. I wish I would have been one of those that used to keep diaries. I certainly forgot more of my life then I remember!