A Great Start to 2011…!!

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Wanna know what I did on my vacation??

Since Thursday, I have been busting my stash!  Oh, I did visit Country Quilter to take advantage of their 40% off sale, although I did bring home ONE 3 yard purchase for which I do not currently have a purpose, but I do have an idea!  And it is right up my alley in all it’s dark fuscia pink glory!!  My intention was pure, though…my purpose for going was for in-progress or planned projects which are to be made in the next 2 months, namely the Vandal quilt.  Hey, I don’t have much gold and black, what can I say!?!  Winking smile

I got the gold and black fabric washed up, but haven’t cut any more of it…I got tired of all those small pieces, so I distracted myself:10min-floral-purple

  1. I started the 10 Minute Block and finished most of the quilt!
    To my credit, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do for the border, then my friend Verna suggested making a skinny dark blue inside of the purple I already added to the quilt.  Wonderful!  Except I only have about 8 inches of the purple outer fabric left and I’m not sure I can find any more of it.  If that’s the case I’ll have to figure out another border treatment.  But hey, it wasn’t for lack of trying!  Overall, I used up 2 1/2 yards of fabric for the interior…yay!!
  2. After demonstrating the technique to my friend, Verna, I cut this entire stack of 10” squares from my stash to make more 10 Minute Blocks! pink-green-fabricstackI am hoping Verna will want to practice the technique on my already-cut fabric, which will result in at least one, probably two, more quilts!  I’m thinking I can donate the results to the women’s shelter in town.
  3. I cut this much of a black and silver (yes, Lola, SILVER!) Irish Chain quilt whose fate isBlk-Silver-stack yet to be determined.  I worked it up in EQ7 and it’s lovely!I even started making some of the 9 patch blocks…
    Blk-Silver-9patch
  4. Cut and sewed the blocks for a twin sized quilt pattern called Cotton Candy that I’ve had my eye on since Quilt Magazine came out with its December/January 2011 issue!pink-flannel-layout-previewI woke up this morning and, knowing it was my last day of a long Christmas break before going back to work, I jumped out of bed, grabbed a cup of coffee and started sewing the last of the blocks for this quilt.

    I got it laid out before DH and I went to run errands…one of which was to get the border, as I didn’t have enough of one color in my stash to complete the project.  I might move a block or two around, but I’m rather liking this one!

    And…because I changed up the layout, I have quite a few blockspink-flannel-leftover-blocks left over! I see a second Cotton Candy quilt in my future…

    Vacation is over so, now, I better buckle down and get some “real” work done!
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