Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Block of the Month Finished . . . What's Next?

My 2014 Block of the Month is finally finished - quilted, bound, and on the bed (at least for the weekend). I'm pleased with the way it looks without adding a border. I found this really nice blue dotted fabric for the binding. It has both  medium and dark blues in it and the dots also range from almost white to light blue. It looks great with the background of my quilt.
Here it is on the bed that my niece slept in this weekend when she came to visit.

 And here is a close-up of the binding. I put it on by machine, which was a new thing for me.

So today I'm headed off to a class at my local quilt shop. I'm looking forward to learning a new technique. The class is called Turned Edge Machine Applique and we're making a table runner. Here are my fabrics -  the white is the background, the colors are for petals of flowers, and the green will be the leaves. 

I probably won't finish today, which is good since I haven't picked my backing yet, but I should get a lot done. I'll report back in a few days with my progress.

Here's what I'll be working on in the next several weeks:
1) my block for March Vacation 2015 (by Pat Sloan) done
2)quilt my January Aurifil block
3)make February Aurifil block - they run from the 15th to the 15th
4) work on quilts for 2 family members

Before I sign off, here is a sneak peek of something that I made for  a swap. We'll be sharing in about a week and I'll let you see the whole thing!
Have a great day and a great rest of the week!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dee, I wanted to pop in and say thank you for the mug rug. I just posted my reveal if you want to see my blog

    I had fun doing the swap and love what you sent me.