Did you ever work on a QAL and stash the completed blocks safely away only to become reacquainted with them a year later? It’s like meeting old friends again. This week I finished blocks #96-100 of the Just Takes Two QAL and I met my old blocks all over again. I remembered working on them throughout the year – hand appliquing some as I sat on the beaches in Hawaii and slaving over other new techniques. What a fun year it was and here is the end result.
I really did not think I would finish the top, but once I got going I couldn’t stop myself. I am linking this finish up with A Lovely Year of Finishes – one down and eleven months to go!!!
|Blocks # 96-100|
My cross stitch stocking also made so great progress. I love to see it change along the way.
There have been a lot of Churn Dash blocks on blogs lately. Thearica has a Churn Dash linky and although I did not make this unique Churn Dash quilt, I promised her that I would post it. It is a vintage quilt that is not particularly well made, but I love all of the scraps used in it. This was done before all of our fancy tools, rotary cutters and beautiful scraps. I am sure it was a utility quilt made from scraps.
Be sure to check out the beautiful red, black and white blocks that you can find at Pigtales and Quilts and see her Churn Dash Sew Along..
I had several fun packages arrive while we were gone. One was from Mary at Quilt Hollow. She is downsizing in getting ready for a move and was looking forward to getting rid of some of her scraps. You have never seen such a full box of all sorts of fabulous goodies. I told her she can come pack for me anytime!!! There are many wonderful bits, blocks, hsts and all else. Why is it someone else’s scraps are always more interesting that your own?
Another great package came from Maria. We belong to a mug rug swap and she was my partner this month. Look at her beautiful mug rug she sent me. I love the darling hearts that she embroidered on it and the fun little extras that she included.
This was the mug rug that I made for Maria.
Our warm weather has switched to rains overnight which are very welcomed here. The weekend will be busy so there will be no sitting around and enjoying the good rain. I hope those of you in the bitter cold will get your warming trend. Spring is just around the corner.....right????