Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finally, A Progress Report

So... remember all those bright pink blocks from a couple months back? Well as of today, they are officially a finished quilt! (I had a hard time getting accurate color in this picture, but the border actually blends really well with the blocks in real life. Really.) The quilt finished at approximately 60" square.

And this is the yummy tone-on-tone hot pink flannel backing I "just happened to have" in my stash (due to a few splurges while working at the fabric store -- shhhhh...)

Again, my photography leaves something to be desired. Turns out there's a seam right in the middle of the shot, thus the noticeable color variation. (It also looks better in real life. Really.)

I have in mind a special someone to receive this quilt, so I just need to make a label and it'll be on it's way to ? (Shhh... it's a secret.)

So after that big accomplishment today, I felt like I was on a roll and found out that my May "Get 'Er Done" challenge panel was a quickie. I don't think it even took an hour to finish the "Christmas ABC Book."


And after:

Sweet! So, I'm a little less behind, but I still have some catching up to do if I'm going to complete these challenges. (Remember, I lost the month of April.) But I do feel a little more on top of things... for now.

Oh! One more bit of progress to report (not really my progress, but exciting nonetheless, since I had a tiny part in it. Carin, from Margaret's Hope Chest, has finished the first of the "birthday quilts," from the blocks a group of us made awhile back in our online quilting bee. I don't know how that lady keeps turning out those quilts, but she is doing a fantastic job of it. :o)

Last but not least, this has nothing to do with quilting, but I finally figured out how to post a YouTube link on my blog. I guess that's progress, too. lol Just for kicks, here's one of my 16yo daughter's music videos, the song she sang at the X-Factor auditions in Chicago.

I've also been working in my garden, digging out weeds like there's no tomorrow... but that's probably enough "progress reporting" for now. (Plus, I forgot to take "before" pictures, so no one will ever know just how much progress I've made there. Dangit.) I'm just so glad to finally be getting a few things done!

Hopefully, I can keep on rolling for a while longer...

1 comment:

Chris H said...

WOW WOW WOW... Your daughter can sing so beautifully! You must be so proud of her.
Oh and the pink quilt?