The next one I'm doing is a fall one with some friends. We are using the Shabby Quilts pattern from their Christmas BOM that I finished last year. And instead of the poinsettia's in the middle we each got the new cornucopia pattern that they are selling. They also have it all as a BOM on their site, but since most of us had the blocks all we needed was the center and we all had our own fall fabrics to use so we decided to do our own. Should be fun to see how different they will all look. Here are the 1st 2 blocks. (We plan on doing 2 blocks a month so we can have it done by fall. Mine will be a little more scrappy - will use the same background fabric in them all.
Then a friend on Facebook (Marianne Sonneman -Hansen who I also went to High School with) and another local friend (thanks Karen O'Connor) got me on Pat Sloans Globetrotting block of the month. Figured I had some fabric around here I could use so pulled some red/white/blue fabrics and made the big center block - Washington DC.
The final BOM is the Farmer's Wife. I'm about 2 months behind again. I have my all night sew tomorrow night so I hope to get some blocks at least cut out and kitted so I can whip them up after work during the week.
Also have my applique block of the year. Haven't touched it in months.
I also have some Christmas quilt blocks done and already laid out-they just need to put together. It won't have a border so once that's done I can pin and quilt that. I'll do that tomorrow night first before I work on Farmers Wife blocks.
Still plugging away at the Celtic Solstice Mystery. I have all my block A's together and 2 of the 3 rows of B blocks together. They are horribly pieced and I dread showing this to the long arm quilter I'm bringing it to.
Today would have been my mother's 76th birthday. I was a teary this morning and then my sister said my dad bought some roses and tulip in her honor today which made me cry. And she said he was crying when she was on the phone with him. I called him on my lunch (because I knew I would cry and would need time to get myself together) but he wasn't home. Can we consider her new birthday as October 6th since that's when she started her new life in heaven with Jesus?
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