Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PMQG Japanese x & + Blocks Swap

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild will be swapping Japanese x & + blocks at tonight's meeting.  These blocks are so awesome and it is amazing to think that you could eventually end up with a quilt with literally HUNDREDS of unique fabrics.  I realized that I don't have that many different fabrics in my scrap bin yet since I've only been quilting for less than 2 years - so a swap seemed like a great idea!  These blocks are a bit tedious to make and it took me about 9 hours to cut out all the fabric for 12 blocks and then to construct 6 of the 12.  But I think they are pretty cool!  The corner pieces look especially nice when they are cut on point, which was part of the reason it took so long.  Here's a photo of the blocks I am swapping.  I'll post a photo tomorrow of the ones I receive at tonight's meeting.

Japanese x & + Block Swap

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Solids and Stripes Sneak Peak

I promised Chad I would make a quilt for him for his 30th birthday.  Well, his birthday has come and gone - but his quilt is almost done!  It has been basted (see photo below just before basting) and I have the thread and quilting pattern picked out.  Hopefully within a week or so it will be on to the binding!  I think it's turning out pretty well so far.  What do you think?

Chad's 30th Birthday Quilt Being Basted