First off, I FINALLY finished a quilt that's been about 5 years in the making. I bought the fabric on a whim, when hubby and I were on a trip to Shipshewana with hubby's cousin and his wife. A few of my cyber-quilting friends live fairly close to Shipshewana, and we arranged to meet up at Yoder's. One thing after another delayed our arrival, until we pulled up at 5:10 pm. They close at 5:30.... I dashed in, while everyone else proceeded on to our hotel. I met my friends in person finally, and we ducked in to see what wonderful things Yoder's had available. I chose a few white T-O-T fabrics, then saw a great green. I took it to the counter, asked for 4 yards, paid for it and my white fabrics, and then went to the hotel. My friends stayed with us for supper, and we had a lovely evening, but they wondered what I was planning to do with the green fabric - and at that time, I had no idea! Four yards of fabric... Fast forward about 9 months, and I found a quilt pattern called Swirlygig. I fell in love! and guess what - it required 4 yards of a dark fabric for the main print and the binding! I found a great gold-yellow fabric with green splotches, added a white fabric, and made the top. Then it got tucked away for about 2 years - until a local long-arm quilter had a sale on her quilting services. It finally got quilted this past winter, and I put the final stitches in the binding yesterday!
Next on the completed pile is a Warm Wishes crib-sized quilt. This is a quick and easy quilt, originally designed for Project Linus. I've made a few of these, and always love how it turns out. This one is made of four different colours from one fabric line, so it's kind of matchy-matchy, but the group that I donated it to loved it! It's been layered for a few months, and finally was quilted and bound in time for show-and-tell at my guild meeting on Monday night. It's backed and bound with pink fabric.
And finally, my swap blocks for Cathy - we're nearing the end of our large-scale floral Disappearing 4-patch swap - there's just 2 months left. These are the blocks that I gave her for October:
So, now I'm heading back to the machine to sew a few more rows together for my November ALYoF project. It's coming together nicely - but you'll have to check here in a week or so to see my progress. I'm linking up to Sarah's Whoop-whoop party!