So here is the first quilt I did. It is not #1...it is #43. These are some blocks I just really really LOVED. As I opened each package that came to my house I sorted blocks and every once in a while there was a star that just SCREAMED at me to put it aside and save it for a bunch of other wild and crazy stars...so I did. Here are 30 of those stars all twinkling together. Yes...I know 30 is more than 25, but I just really wanted all these in one quilt. It is a bit bigger than the other quilts will be, but I love it so...Don't you?
Here is how I quilted it....swirls and twirls, my favorite meandering style.
And I ended up having to stitch the binding on by hand because I machine stitched it to the front instead of the back....it was my intention to make a pretty stitch on the front binding, but alas fate had another plan for me. One of the only times I get to linger in my reading chair is when I am binding a quilt. I can watch the kids in the playground from the window...but it is not hot and dusty like it would be if I was outside.
Erica came over Sunday and we sorted out another 400 quilt blocks into their sets of quilt tops. There are some more really glorious ones to come...oh heck they are all going to be awesome. I did take pictures while we were laying them out so I guess I should go upload them...in time.
I finished several bags...so the list over there is getting so wonderfully short! You know what I can't wait for? When we are all settled in Kansas and I take a couple orders....the turnaround is going to be like a week. How wild is that? I can't wait! I refuse to be backed up like I got with these last bag orders. It is not fair to you having to wait so long.
Oh and I decided something else. I will no longer sew for anyone or their spouse who works for my husband. It is a conflict of interest, and that is that.
on that note I have a big pancake to take out of the oven so the kiddos can eat before school!
Here is really the last thing...Have you seen Purl Bee's Sunny Tied Quilt? I love it so much. I have been wanting to do a tied quilt for a while and I love how they explain how to do it. I may have time to make a quilt or two for myself before we leave Australia!!!!!