January Bee Crazy Block, 16 1/2"
These two blocks went to Dana at The Old Red Co. She is now in the process of making them into quilts, which will then be auctioned by "Team Tiara", the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research. They are 12 1/2" in the photo.
And this is the Swap Till You Drop (S.T.U.D.) quilt I made for my partner. I'm very proud of it, and very much loved making it, and very pleased to have given it to Julie.
My first wonky star! Each star triangle points to it's colour 9-patch, and that is my favourite grey Kona solid, must get more!! It really seems to sit beautifully with any other colour.
This is the beauty Julie sent me in return. She was very generous with her parcel, and also sent me some fabric! The multi-coloued stripe on black in the quilt, and the binding fabric. Which has small squares of colour on black. I had never seen this fabric before, and I probably wouldn't have bought it myself. BUT.....I can see an application in a quilt for it, which I'm very excited about. No more on that yet, it's not even at the planning stage.
This also happened at the end of January, my baby boy started big school. We had a few troubling moments because. 1, he refused to go to pre-school last year (with the little kids!!), so it was spent at home with me, and of course we had our own timetable, which differed from the school's. 2, we live very close to school (literally 5 mins walk) and we have been walking to and from school with his big brother for the last two years. He knows the way Very Well. So, umm yes, we had a few teething problems with staying at school! But I can now say, because he just told me, he really likes school now! I need to acknowledge the effort his Teacher has made. IT has made ALL the difference. She is brilliant! She'll be getting a little handmade gift from me at the end of the term, I'm not waiting for the end of the year!!!
okay, that's me done for the night, I'll be back with February's finishes when I finish my DQS quilt, it's not far off. Here's a sneaky peek.
Cheerio for now then