I will add that when I have no hand quilting projects going on, I can really get a lot more done at the sewing machine. I don't think I have ever put a quilt together in three days, before. Yeah, I know it was just a small quilt (36" x 48"), but still, three days is pretty good for someone that can't sit behind a machine for more that 30 minutes without getting distracted.
The Town & Country Quilters Guild, Maquoketa IA, is having a Block of the Month this year. We are a NQA Chapter and are using the NQA 2010 Block of the Month from the Quilting Quarterly. The plan is to make one block for yourself and one block to give to the guild for their charity quilt project. I decided the easiest thing to do was to make two blocks exactly alike, some days I just don't want to think too much, and since my favorite fabric is Fossil Fern from Benartex, that's the fabric I choose.
The guild has requested all their blocks have a cream color background, so the block on the left is for the guild, the block on the right is mine. I am following the color suggestion in the magazine which is burgundy, dark blue, medium blue, and dark green with white and tan for the background. I decided that Fossil Fern Golden Beige would have to work for both the cream that the guild wants and the tan that the pattern wants. Every quilters has to change something to make the quilt their own, right!
I still haven't gotten my Box 2 quilt from the long-armer, where it is getting basted, so I still have no hand projects except for my hexagons. Guess I will be getting a lot of piecing done on the Box 3 quilt this week.