February's been a busy month. I've been spending lots of time working with the students and staff at my son's school to make a quilt we'll be raffling off this spring (more on that soon!)
I'm collaborating with my Mom and aunt on a surprise that I can't say anything more about cause I know that might blow the surprise....
And I started a second custom quilt for a customer that I'm supposed to deliver next week.
The fabrics look pretty great together. I was given free choice over them with only the suggestion of wanting an "old timey quilt".
I was so pleased that in 2 weeks I had all the blocks pieced and would have lots of time today to get the top together, and maybe the back pieced as well so I could start basting on a cold Sunday morning while waiting for the boys to fully wake up.
Needless to say, I am forever grateful that I was using Bonnie Hunter's method of "webbing the top" and decided to stop after assembling the rows. I was thinking it would be a good time to snap a photo or two since I haven't taken any since I pulled the fabrics.
Once I had the top laid on the floor, my error became so obvious, I had to shake my head that not only did I mess up 11 blocks, but I didn't even have a systematic error. It seems I was sewing willy-nilly last weekend.
The name of this pattern is Irish Stars - combining the Irish chain block with star blocks - how did I press those blocks and not notice they weren't stars? I plead Netflix.
Family, please don't remind me how fallible I am!
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.