the kit that I was making these fan blades from. They were poorly designed and I found that I had to recut all 264 fan blades. They are now all recut and mostly sewn together. Yippee. Shown at the right of the photo are all the trimmings. I never did hear back from QuiltKing even though I sent them two emails of inquiry. I will never recommend them to anyone, so if you go to Kentucky for a quilting event, don't waste your money on a kit from them. There won't be any further updates on these fans until I get some tops made. I have 44 fans, so that should make several baby quilts.
I do have other projects to share with you in the mean time.
more about the project in this post. This is the block for month 3. I was really bad and didn't do my homework until the night before class. This month i was really good and did it the next day.
Knockout Blocks and Sampler Quilts, the pattern is called "All in the Family Sampler".
The entire quilt should measure about 78 inches square.
This week I am hoping to spend some time machine quilt. I have some single blocks that will work for mug matts. They should be the perfect practice pieces. I don't have a problem with quilting my quilts, but i don't like marking. I need practice with non-marked patterns. This is one of my goals for the year, and my other is set in or y-seams. My first attempt at those has been the borders on my mystery quilt. Only once before have I used mitred corners on a border. This one calls for two rows of them. I'll have pics of that quilt later in June. Since it's a mystery, there are several guilds working on it and I don't want to spoil the surprise.
I am wondering whether you set yourself learning goals with regard to your needlework? I know that we all set goals to finish projects, but how about for learning new skills or for polishing existing one?
Not all weeks result in miles of stitching. Some weeks we each need to attend to those other matters that make up our families and lives.
Tami, as Just One More Thing was working on her sewing area as well as a banner holder. On Sunday, she also wrote a nice post on how her family ended up where they are.
We seem to be on a theme here. Rikki at Rikki's Teleidoscope has been working on her room as well, though this is an outdoor one. It's going to be most inviting when done.