To my very great surprise, I got the call last Tuesday that the other Christmas tree skirt was now quilted and ready for me to pick up. It was too late in the day for me to do that on Tuesday, but on Wednesday morning I rushed over to pick it up. I love the star quilting on it. I’ve made its binding (I did that yesterday) but I still need to figure out how to do the greater than 90º angles in an octagon before I sew it on to the quilt.
I’ve also made some progress on two of the Designer Mystery BOMs I’m working on. Here is Block 6 from the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM. I had thought I had it finished on Tuesday, but when I went to press it I realized that I had rotated a couple of the patches incorrectly so I had to unsew and do over.
Here is Block 3 from this year’s Designer Mystery BOM. Once it was cut out, it went together pretty quickly.
I have started Block 7 of the 2011 Designer Mystery BOM and should maybe finish it sometime this week. Although I don’t chauffeur my DH to rehearsal because he isn’t leading worship next week and that is when I usually get some hand piecing in. The other time that I do some hand piecing is during University of Michigan football games but this next week is a bye week so I have no idea whether any hand piecing will happen after all.
I am, however, machine piecing this year’s BOM, so I have high hopes that I will get Block 4 completed before Block 5 arrives this week. Once it gets here, I may even whip that out too! Who knows?