I hope you all had at least 15 minutes of stitching time for National Quilting Day - maybe you got lucky and had the whole weekend like I did. First was getting 180 (pinned in groups of 20) lozenge blocks done. There is still a long way to go with these, but I have a basket of pieces set up for leader/enders for now. Maybe there will be another marathon stitching weekend.
All the pinwheel blocks got finished for the 'patches and pinwheel' quilt. Now all the blocks are done, this will go on next month's goal list for putting together. That's not an 'oops' - half of the pinwheels go one way and the other half need to go the other way for the layout.
And I really felt guilty that my Celtic Solstic is still sitting. The 'Fight or Flight' blocks were done, but those sad pinwheels - no. So all those pinwheel blocks are now finished and I actually put these into rows, but I didn't have a large enough area to photo them. This went back on the shelf possibly for next month.
I ordered this fabric shortly after coming home from the hospital. My daughter saw it in one of my fabric catalogs on the table when she and the boys came for a visit - of course I went to the inter-net and searched for the best price. Perfect timing as I found all of the 'requests' on sale (last day) at the time. The littlest guy is just so in love with Thomas, so I got yardage for the top and some plushy for the back - he loves this shade of blue too. No batt needed and a simple pillowcase technique of piecing. Just used my walking foot (I pin plushy like crazy to hold it in place) to quilt it with a serpentine.
The older one is very into The Angry Birds. This is the first time I have used a plushy on the front and back - think I used every pin in my box! Again, just the pillowcase method to join front and back (no batt) and the same serpentine with the walking foot. Just took my time (I know - me sowing slowly) and had no problem with slippage or puckers. This guy loves the color red, so glad I was able to get the last of the red print. What a snuggly quilt this is.
Both drag-along, snuggle quilts are washed, dried, and boxed up to be mailed out. I hope she takes photos of their faces when they open this box.
** linking up with Design Wall Monday with Judy at Patchwork Times **