Yesterday, I had a bit of time to work in my studio. I hate having things "hanging over my head," so I worked on my "Penguin Cheer" Block of the Month block. (You can find the pattern here--Penguin Cheer) A group of friends and I agreed to do these blocks each month. We agreed they had to be done for our monthly "Stitch & Bitch" meeting. We all seem to need some sort of a deadline to get things finished!
These blocks are cute and a HUGE variation from the fiber art on which I've been working. With seven grandchildren, I'm sure I can find one that will like it. Anyway, here is the new block.
I still have to stitch around each of the appliqué pieces, but THAT doesn't HAVE to be done before the meeting. Now, I need to work on my Country Threads Block of the Month block.
I also got some pieces cut out for the quilt I'll be making for my newest grandchild.
June Beth will be 10 months old this month. She received a quilt when she was born, but I machine quilted it. I would like to make a "toddler" quilt for her that is hand quilted. I looked through all my books and perused the patterns on line, but nothing struck my fancy. I've decided to use circles to represent hugs and Xs to represent kisses on this quilt. (At least that is what I'm thinking right now.) I bought some Kaffe Fassett fabric while I was at Paducah this year for this project. Now, I just have to figure out a design.