Today is day 89 of 100 Blocks in 100 Days. I had a rather large gap in my block making, including not making any blocks in November, but what can I say?? I was quilting last month! Last night I finished up the 30 blocks I needed for my Happy Hour Figgy Pudding quilt. I fell in love with the "Snapshots" pattern in the Happy Hour book and most of my friends and I call this the Happy Hour quilt. I've made 3 quilts with this same pattern so far and I still love it. It's quick, it's easy, and it's contemporary. In about 1 hour total, over the course of 2 days, I had all the blocks made for the quilt. I hope to get them layed out this weekend and at least the top done.
I haven't decided what I'm doing for the border. I have several different options, so I suppose I'll decide once I get the top done. I'm kind of leaning toward the brown with teal snowflakes. The backing is the white with red and green splash on it. I also have some of the border fabric from the line and the brown/tea/red rustic one, but I'm hoping to make a purse out of those. I have some of the white snowflakes too, but somehow I just don't want to use that for the borders.
I was supposed to teach a Memory Basics class last night, but because of the cold all the ladies cancelled. Instead Paul and I used my free night to do a little Christmas shopping. I have a feeling we'll be buying right up until the last minute. We just have a lot of things we need aren't sure on. We ended up buying one gift and waiting on all the others. I had bought a few gifts, but we still need more. I am invited to a gift wrapping party tonight which I'm really looking forward to! Each person brings three rolls of wrapping paper, tape, and scissors. The paper is to be elegant, traditional, and kid/fun, one roll of each. While we were out last night I got what I needed, so I'm ready for tonight. I have about 6 or 7 gifts to wrap, but I think it will be fun to hang out with the ladies and get my gifts wrapped. I only have one of the quilts completely done and ready to wrap, so I need to get busy.
My goals for this weekend are lofty, but we're staying home, so I think I can get a lot accomplished.
~ Quilt & Bind Tractor Quilt
~ Piece Top, Quilt, and Bind Figgy Pudding Quilt
~ Finish Blocks and Piece Top for Crown Royal Quilt
~ Quilt Jenn's Quilt
100 Blocks 100 Days ~ 251 Blocks/ Day 89