So, I don't know how it happened, but I actually managed to get a TON of quilting done this past Saturday. It was an odd little phenom, one that doesn't happen often, but I suppose a lot of it had to do with the fact that the boys were in the backyard cutting down a bothersome tree. This gave me the piece and quiet that is often needed to get my quilt on. I wish I could say that it went well and that everything turned out perfect, but that's just not my life, so I can't. I got a ton done, but I couldn't finish some of the things that I really wanted to finish. I still need a yard of fabric to finish the Star Wars quilt for the boy, several yards to finish my reading quilt, and batting to wrap them all together. Sigh. But, I still feel pretty good about what I was actually able to get accomplished. Now I just need to save up and get the rest of the fabric that I need to get everything all done.
I have put together the 2nd block for our Block of the Month club. Although I missed the class for this particular pattern, I think that they turned out alright. I only had a few corners that didn't match up exactly as I wanted them to. Ce la vie. I am adding my own little twist to the pattern by not alternating the colors like I should, but then, I wouldn't be me if I didn't change things up the way I wanted them to be. I'm still not sure with the colors, and I think, later on down the road, that I want to attempt to make this pattern again, but with a more floral motif. I don't know. I'm still undecided about this particular color palatte and so I'm still searching for ideas of how to do this bigger, better, and brighter. I suppose that is the glory of quilting. You can use the same patterns but different materials and each quilt turns out to be a unique piece of handmade art.