Just a quick post to share my progress on the three monthly programs I'm participating in.
The first one is It's a Wonderful Life by Jan Patek - the 2005-2006 Girl Gang quilt. I've added just a little since the last time I showed this - the fall house on the upper left and the star to the left of the house. These are the blocks through February. I still need to complete March and April's blocks.
The second is Heirloom Stitches by Lori Smith. I am so loving this quilt! I've finished several more blocks since the last time I showed it - three pieced blocks and an applique block. I'm about a month behind on this one also. I have a Whig Rose appliqué block to prep so I can take it with me on Saturday when I leave on my business trip.
The third is the Jan Patek mystery quilt. Blocks through March are finished. April's is prepped for hand appliqué. I expect to get it done too while I'm away.
My fourth monthly project - Home Sweet Home by the Blackbird ladies - has yet to be started. Three kits have arrived in the mail so far, but I'm reluctant to start it until I have these other three caught up. They would be all caught up but I sort of got involved in finishing UFT's - not a bad thing! When there are so many things I want to work on it's so hard to choose!
I finished loading a quilt of my own onto the machine, and did a little stitching in the ditch on it tonight while I watched the baseball game. It's a VERY old teaching sample - probably dating about 1992. It's of only three fabrics - a very unexciting Around The Twist. I'm going to try a lot of new machine quilting techniques on this one, then donate it to the guild Caring and Sharing Tree committee.
1. Our digital camera
2. Our scanner that allows me to share non-digital pictures
3. A few new clothes for my trip to Dallas where it's going to be WAY hotter than I like
4. New jeans that fit!
5. My antique treadle sewing machine