So today is Saturday - what have I been up to? Well I gathered up all of the baggies of blocks that Crazy'boutquilts and I have been exchanging with one another. In recent emails, neither of us could remember exactly how many we had made for each other or exchanged, therefore no idea on how many more we need to make... :P
QuiltersCache. We modified our blocks to finish at 8" instead of 12" like QC has written the pattern for.
Well I counted and recounted and I have a total of 89 blocks here with me. I emailed crazy - she's the one with the EQ program and she replied back saying that we each need 120 blocks to complete our design that we have planned.
So 120-89= 31 more needed ... which means I'll make another 15 to swap with her and another 16 for me :0) in the next few months. But since my Crayola quilt is at the longarmer, and my "Quilt for Kids" is on hold until I buy thread... and I already have these blocks out - how about if I start joining them into HUGE 4-patches? :)
I'll need a total of 30 of these HUGE 4-patches for the top before borders. Here's the first 7!
Oh and one more thing I got accomplished today - I cleaned out under my stitch plate. I admit it wasn't because I was trying to be organized or tidy - but simply b/c while sewing over the thick seams I BROKE A NEEDLE :( and so while changing it out thought I should take a few moments to loosen a few screws and clean it out.
Eeeuuu! YUCK! I was majorly past due don't you think? Oh and look at my little brown case - I think meant for business cards? I received it from AuntieReba last April at the Circle of Friends HGTV Retreat and I keep my assortment of machine needles in there ;) and I think of her every time I see it :)
Shown above are over a dozen more HUGE 4-patches ready to be put together... but not before pinning them! Pinning makes those points match up and I always double pin at each seam intersection! :) It may be a lot of work but it's worth it.
Did I say a lot of work? I mean a LOT of pins! 10 per block.
That's over 100+ pins y'all! :P Aren't they purdy?
Happy Quiltathon weekend everyone!
Love from Texas!