Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Stashbusting, UFO's and Snow

The kids have today off from school and when we woke up this morning there was about 5 inches of snow!! Yay!! So as they warmed up I headed downstairs to quilt for an hour or so. So technically I have my "work" done for the day ;-)

After breakfast we headed out to the hill to go sledding - it was a blast and of course I did not take my camera - but after an hour we were cold. So as they watched "surfs up" I finished block number 10 on a quilt that has 12 different blocks. I started this quilt in January and you would think I would be done - but alas it became a UFO. It is sitting in a nice little box with all sorts of scraps just patiently waiting.... So now there is another blocks finished.

Then I got a book at the quilt shop - an Atkinson designs one. I just love her stuff. So I grabbed 12 FQ's from my fabric cubbies and cut them up. I got all the blocks done and had to go in search of some border fabrics. Found them and they are now in the dryer. So if I stay motivated I might actually get the borders on and have this top finished before 2008 :-)

I leave you with a picture of a quilt that was displayed at a quilt show last month. It was in Johnstown and was a fun day. I really liked this one because it was a string quilt and was really random, yet really drew your eye to it!


Vicki Suan said...

Alycia, that string quilt looks like the one I'm working on. The pattern is by Patti Anderson of I was reading your entry on QOV. You are amazing at what you do for them. You motivate me.

Helen in the UK said...

The string quilt looks a bit like an optical illusion doesn't it - very interesting :)

Mary-Frances said...

Well HEY YOU! Imagine finally finding you on a blog! How is life and the kids?

Judy Laquidara said...

Good luck on the stash busting. You can do it!! I love that string quilt. Glad to see someone posted the pattern for it.

Val's Creative Life said...

2007!!!!what a great opportunity to rejuvinate this post!!! I smiled at your hubby checking things out! Lol.