I'm working on finishing up a quilt for my bestie, Heidi's (aka Digital Misfit) Mom! It will be a special surprise for her after having a bit of a medical related scare. I want to cheer her up and give her something to snuggle with. I took the class at our local art center from my favorite quilting teacher. The pattern is called X-quisitly amazing by Sharyn Craig.
This photo was taken before I started sewing the blocks together. They are now rows waiting to be made into the quilt top. It will be finished with a inner border of gray and an outer border of black.
At our last guild meeting some red gingham was tossed out on the tables and a challenge was set forth. Take some scraps and make a block using some of your own coordinating fabrics and bring it back for a chance to win all completed blocks. I grabbed a couple pieces and came home and whipped up this block. I just opened a book I had and found a 12 1/2 finished block and made it! I used cream and beige Kona as accents.
I'm also working on 2 pieces for the Hoop Up and Send Swap on flickr. This piece is for the lovely Katy (LethargicLass). Her theme was "maps". I drew up my own map with 3 special stops done in stitches. This is just a portion of the design since it is a WIP I didn't want to share the whole thing.
So I have been busy, I promise! I'm also working on a super duper secret surprise for Heidi as well. Won't share that until it is finished and has arrived at her door. ;) Have a wonderful week!