Friday, April 25, 2014

What I'm working on

A while back, my friend Kris and I talked about making charity quilts with other women from church, and this morning I finished up our group's first quilt top.

rwb star quilt top 
(Oh flickr why do you keep changing stuff?! I keep thinking I have the new setup figured out and then they change it again...)

I'm not actually sure where we are donating the quilt so I'll update on that when I know. We had 5 people contribute blocks to this quilt and hope more will join us next time!

I also started swapping x+ blocks with my Seattle MQG friend Tracey. I started making x+ blocks last year for myself, but I want them all scrappy and unique and I lost the energy to keep going with making just one of each block. I'm so glad Tracey agreed to swap with me!

March x+ blocks 
Our colors for March were yellow, pink, turquoise, purple, and green. We each made doubles of four blocks and then swapped, so we each ended up with 8 different blocks. We're using the badskirt tutorial for these, fyi.

Tracey chose navy blue, red, orange, turquoise/aqua, and grey for our April colors. I have half of my blocks done and need to get going on the other two sets.

I have been working on a quilt for a friend and thinking about working on my rhino quilt #2. I'm planning on doing a little sewing project with the preschool kids too. What have you been working on lately?


Lisa England said...

Your projects are lovely! I feel your pain with flickr -- I have wasted at least 6 or 8 hours the last few days trying to get things working again. My problem was related to flickr taking away the option to sign in with Google and not bothering to tell us. Grrr. Apparently also a problem with those who sign in with facebook. Just one in a long line of flickr aggravations, but sadly I don't know a better alternative.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, fun stuff! I'm going to sew my first wonky star blocks today. I have my fabrics almost cut and that is my project for this evening. I'm just making a couple for a baby quilt that a group of us are putting together for a friend.

I love your X+ blocks. Those are really pretty! What a fun color combination and a great way to get more variety for a scrappy quilt!

xo -E

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Both of them are beautiful, Vicki!!
I love Your scrappy blocks. Great job!!!
My best,