Sunday, January 11, 2009

Two down!

I'm happy to report I have my first two finishes for 2009. Granted - these were quilted last November - but I didn't get them bound until today. I have crossed them of my list of finished tops needing to be quilted, bound and labeled, and have listed them in the sidebar for January completions for May Britt's challenge.

These blocks from a worldwide blogger block exchange had been languishing in the drawer since 2006. They were finally made into a top last fall, and finished today. I love reading the familiar names from all around the world!

These blocks have been waiting since 2003, when I participated in at monthly $5 block. I paid $5 for the first kit, and as long as I brought a finished block each month I got the next month's block for free. The blocks themselves seemed quite colorless when I finished them, so I brightened them up considerably by choosing yellows, golds, purples, greens, and reds when making the flying geese sashing. I disliked the blocks themselves, but love the resulting quilt.

It felt great to cross off one of my January goals!

9 comments:

Barb said...

I like them both but the brown one is my favorite

Nann said...

What a great start for 2009!

paula, the quilter said...

O, look you got your siggies done! I have mine into a top but haven't gotten it quilted yet. Good going!

Kristie said...

You are really off to a good start for 2009! A real inspiration to the rest of us!
Kristie

GARI said...

Isn't it interesting how BOM blocks frequently aren't inspiring but make a great quilt? I have had that twice with $5 quilts.

May Britt said...

Well done on your finishes.
I also have a siggie quilt I should have finished.

Libby said...

Great finishes! I remember when the signature blocks were being made - what fun *s*

mamaspark said...

Patti, I'm one of the siggies on your quilt!! How funny to know that we are now friends!!!

julieQ said...

I love your signature blocks! Both quilts are so lovely, what a wonderful start for your new year.