The January block of the month got finished and I got all of the pieces cut out for the February block. I'm looking forward to working on that soon.
My Rainbow Scrap Challenge project got finished. I have lots and lots of scraps ready for future months - just waiting to hear what our next color will be to work on.
I made some nice progress on the memorial quilt for my dad. My mom had given me some of his shirts. Some of them just weren't appropriate or usable for various reasons and I was left with only four shirts to use. After lots of thought I decided to make a variation of a string block.
|These colors are off - taken in my cave|
Now that I'm seeing this picture the blue looks shockingly bright. But in reality it's not that bright. And I chose the blue cuz it was my dad's favorite color and I was wanting to cheer up the quilt as the shirts are all rather drab. But now I'm second quessing. These blocks may become pillows and I may look for something a bit more subtle. I just don't want this quilt to be drab and depressing. It is a memorial quilt after all and could be depressing in itself.
I did start a new project this week after learning about QuiltsBeyondBorders. I'll be making a simple checkerboard type pattern using my huge stash of bright/juvenile nickels paired with a simple background fabric for the alternate squares. I'm doing this as a leader/ender project and already have most of the "twos" sewn together.