I haven't really been in the 'UFO-mojo' this year, but finally - about one week ago - I decided to start thread basting one of the two 'Colorado Star' quilts. It was already pinned basted, so it was just to get started. I had two excuses for not to work on it earlier; I was busy with a couple of new projects and I wasn't in the mood to clean the table - lol. Last weekend cyclone 'Giovanna' paid us a visit so there was no chance I could do anything in the garden. 'Class 3' warning was issued too, which means 'don't go out if you don't have to'... More about 'Giovanna' here.
Yes, UFO's... CS quilt #1 is thread basted and ready to be quilted. I should get the thread by this or next week. I need backing for the second one and for the matching table topper, but I don't feel for shopping these days; too hot...
Sunday last 'Giovanna' gave us wind from all directions, so this is what I did the entire day; thread basting the 'Postage Stamp' quilt I did last year... The top and backing were already done, just to sandwich it. Not the best photo, hope to have a better one when its finished. I have used 2.5 inch charms in yellow, green and brown and I really love how it turned out.
After I finished basting the PS quilt, I pulled out the Christmas/Winter UFO's too and thread basted 6 table mats and 5 table toppers/runners. All ready to be quilted! :)
As you may remember from an earlier post, my childhood friend Johnny turns 50 this October, and I'm working on a sampler quilt as our gift. He knows about it - no secret! :) I haven't done as much as I intended to, because I have in mind the quilt should represent our childhood, which needs some deep thinking at times.... This block has been in the 'thinking-box' for some weeks, because I couldn't figure out how to add all the pieces together. When I started working on it some days ago; no problem at all... :) Not very happy about the two top corners - the 'clouds' is not horizontal - if you have noticed?! I had to do it like that, because that is what I had left of the fabric and it didn't work the other way... I believe it won't be that visible sewn into the quilt. The block is from EQ7 and measures 12 x 12 inch.
I have a few more blocks for 'Johnny's Quilt' ready to be sewn and hopefully I'll do them over the weekend - if I don't get sidetracked - as usual! :)