I can't seem to get back into the swing of things after my Thanksgiving jaunt to visit my Dad & Step-Mom. I'm in full on Holiday Mode and want to spend all day baking instead of in the salon playing with hair. Hubs is working like a maniac, trying to get a promotion which will be announced after the first of the year, so a lot of the holiday stuff we usually do together falls on me this year. I'm good with that....I mean if I can find a way to have fun in the line at the Atlanta DMV, I can handle a little solo Christmas Shopping no problem. We usually bake for neighbors and co-workers, and this year, there are twice as many people and just me baking, so it will be four times as much for me...thank goodness we have two Kitchen-Aids (they were both wedding gifts!) so, I can multi-task.
My point with this is all is there will probably be less time for quilting...and of course I have a quilt to get finished by the 23rd...Have I started it? Nope! Do I even know what I'm doing? Nope. All I know is that it will be made with the layer cake of Aspen Frost I have been holding onto for months. Did I totally wait until the last minute? Well, of course!
I did manage to get a few things done, though...
Audrey @ Hot Pink Quilts put out a call last week for some quilt love for the victims of that terrible string of tornadoes in the Midwest a few weeks ago. She needed some help piecing blocks for the quilt she wanted to donate. I committed to making two blocks.
Audrey asked for churn dash blocks, 15" finished, in bright colors. I had some left over lime and yellow dots from my 'H' is for Harrison! quilt and thought those would be fun. Both are from the 5 Funky Monkeys Collection by Erin Michael for Moda. This was my first attempt at the churn dash.and I have to admit...I like this block a lot more now that I've made a couple. (BTW, please excuse the blurriness of the pic! I snapped a quickie on my way to the post office and didn't check it before I sent them off to Audrey...sorry!)
Also, a quick thank you to Audrey for taking the time to coordinate this. I was happy to help out and I can't wait to see the finished quilt when she blogs about it!
I also managed to finish my Coquette diamond ring top! This has been my selfish sewing project for months; and, unfortunately, will be going back on the shelf until I finish the Aspen Frost quilt. I mentioned before that this might turn into a Christmas gift for my Mother-in-Law...but I'm not sure...Hubs thinks she'll like it, but I think it might be a little too pink for her. I'm still on the fence.
If we decide to give it to my MIL, the binding will be lavender. If I keep it for me, the binding will be pink. She may not be a lover of the pink...but I sure am!