Friday, February 27, 2009


This week despite all the hours I spent working 2 jobs I decided it was time to get a few things off of my To Do list that have been haunting me for a very long time. The Moda U blocks is one of the items. Hemming my bedroom curtains is another one of those items. I got them hemmed on Monday night between my two jobs. They're currently balancing ontop of the blinds in the bedroom waiting for Mike to hang them and the wallhanging. I had to make 4 blocks for a project that Jill and I are working on (despite the fact that they are purple, Moneik is actually not the intended recipient…giggle) and I sent those out when I mailed the boxes to Jill and Moneik. Here's the blocks that I sent to Jil - minus one because I managed to delete it from webshots and my camera:
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On Thursday night when I got home from the Kim Schaefer trunk show I started cutting the remaining Moda U blocks that I have patterns for. I think I cut for 6 different styles - a total of 12 blocks. I hoped to get a good handle on them at ETPWP. I got 6 of them done. Hopefully next week I can get the remaining blocks finished. One of the B I had a horrible time with. I don't know what my problem was, it wasn't a difficult block. However, for being a nine patch; my squares had wonky edges. I decided to border it with background fabric and then re-cut it to the right size. It should blend in once the quilt is together as most of the edging will end up in the seam allowance anyway. I just decided that life needed to move on with that block. Here are the 6 that I made:




I bought the remaining fabric for my Ocean Waves quilt. I thought I had enough blues but it turned out I didn't. I needed three more. I don't know why I'm all of a sudden so anxious to get this quilt started but it's all I can think about. I also was able to get the fabric I need for my Victory Quilt. For our EBBOM group I'm going to keep going with the Egg Money quilt since I already have two of those blocks started. I'll make that top before moving onto the Victory Quilt.


Moneik said...

Your blocks look great! Ahh come on, they are purple after all. They just scream my name.

jillquilts said...

Great blocks! You got a lot done. Keep it up!

Laura said...

Sometimes when you get rolling along it is hard to stop. You have certainly accomplished alot, I wish I could get the momentum going.