I've decided to do One Project A Month with Peg at Happy Quilting
and Kris at Tag Along Teddies. These two ladies are soo VERY
wonderful to organize and set up OPAM every year - for the past
6 years. There are 95 of us joining Peg and Kris this year. There have
been "33750 finishes and counting"...since it all began! I'm soo
VERY grateful to them for this program! It has really helped me to
finish more projects in the last 3 years than I've finished in all the years
total before that time.
My January 2014 (OPAM) finish is:
A Halloween quilt that I'd started in September of 2013. It was a top
in a drawer...for many months.
OPAM motivated me to get 'er out and get 'er quilted.
And...the back -
I really like to piece the backs...even if there IS enough of one fabric for
the whole back. Piecing the back adds a leeeetle more interest, imho =)
My February finish is:
These are blocks (except the one at the very top, resting on the chair seat)
are Friendship blocks made in in 1990, when our family was living in
Each person was given at least a yard of this fabric.
We were to make 8 blocks all the same using this fabric and any other
fabrics that they thought would coordinate. We signed them with (gasp!)
pigma pen, instead of embroidery. Doing our names in embroidery was
enough to scare most of us into having the heeebie-geeebiez. =P
The block that I made in 1990 is this flower one from Eleanor Burns book
I don't know if it's still in print?
Yeah, those who know me well, know that I'm not particularly fond of yellow.
How I talked myself into that background? Well, too long ago to remember, lol.
The deep green leaves on the flower were called a "Wood Block" prints in the 90"s.
I think they were made to give the feeling of actual wood block prints. This
particular fabric type, back then, wasn't individually handmade.
I decided to make this 9th block and add sashing with corner blocks to finish
Quilting close up...
My quilting isn't at all fancy! It's just my signature (ha, ha REAL signature
...ya think! lol) ..."Loop-eeez UP and Loop-eeez DOWN" =P.
I used a pastel varigated King Tut 100% cotton thread called "Mummy".
It's quilted on my Innova long-arm named Ida.
...that you will have a great weekend!
(I've always LOVED Yoda!)