Thursday, August 27, 2009
My blocks for the Halloween Spooktacular Swap are done and sent off. They were a lot of fun. As always I learned a lot and would do some things differently next time.
Here are my 9 patches.
Here they are as a quilt top. It was hard to send them off once I saw how good they looked together.
Quilting has become an all consuming passion. I did more quilting this summer than reading, which is unheard of me for me. My other consuming passion has become the show House. In June, I watched it a couple of times while quilting. I quickly become hooked and have now watched 4 seasons of it. It's great to find a show 5 years later. You get to watch the shows on DVD without commercials. I have the season premiere marked on my calendar.
My husband asked me if I had any more swaps to do, and I tried to deflect the question. I did not tell him that I have 2 more, bringing my total to 7 for the year. I have my friend Jane to thank for this. The swaps have really helped me develop as a quilter and pushed me in different directions.
My dad has asked me to find a particular movie for him for his birthday in October. That is when I was planning on having his quilt done. Now I am not sure if I will wait and have it ready for Christmas. The 2 swaps are due near the end of September.