I've been whiling away the summer and suddenly it's crunch time! My sampler guild is having an ornament finishing class on Saturday and I need to have a finished ornament. Here's my progress so far on Joy by Angel Stitching. It was in the JCS ornament issue in 2006. This one will go to my niece, but do you think I'll actually get three more done for my own children without a deadline hanging over me?One of the long-arm quilters I've used is having a sale that ends this weekend. The deal is that when I bring in at least three pillowcases to be donated to ConKerr Cancer, I will get 20% off on quilting. No limit on the number of quilts. I have six tops done so far (two of these were done last summer when this same quilter had a 3-for-2 special--didn't get the third one done and the other two never got quilted). If I can get this block pieced together with 34 of its friends, and add three borders by Friday morning, I'll be able to take a seventh quilt. This block was made with a 7.5 inch X-block ruler. It's a technique we explored in the Scrap Club I go to each month. Haven't decided if I'll use it again, especially since this quilt has been giving me fits. I just can't find the right border fabric even though I've been shopping for it several times. More on those shopping trips will come in later posts.
So, I have deadlines looming and what do I do? Pull out a charm pack and start a new project, of course. This little table topper is made from one charm pack with a pattern by This n' That. It was super easy and super quick and I thought my daughter might like it to brighten up her dorm room this fall once it's quilted and bound.