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Block Swap To Celebrate A Birthday

Linda B. who has the very entertaining blog Fiber Fabrications is having a block swap to celebrate her blog's 200th post. I think I got that right, let me know Linda if I've goofed. Anyway she has this lovely vintage quilt that will be our inspiration. We will each make 12 blocks using this pattern. Our signatures will be in the center section. This will make a beautiful quilt when I get my 12 different blocks back. As always I'm way ahead of myself thinking of those finished blocks coming my way.

I'm pretty sure which fabric I will use for the square sections. Linda has left the colors up to the quilters so our personality will show. Thanks Linda. The long center section will be our signature section, and that will be in muslin. Linda said it would be interesting to see someone trying to figure this out many years from now. A finished quilt made from these blocks will be kind of like a time capsule. I'm not sure at this point if I want all 12 of my blocks to be the same colors, thinking not. I have several different types of fabric I really love and would love to do several blocks each using these fabrics. It will be fun no matter what. I'll keep you updated when I've started my blocks


Finished quilting a baby quilt for a friend on Monday. I was wondering what to work on next and thought it might be a good time to deal with some of my UFOs. They do haunt us don't they. I have 3 or 4 up stairs in my fabric and cutting room that cry from time to time to be finished. The oldest one was started for my hubby pretty much when I started quilting. I didn't really have a clue then and started something that wasn't working out so I just put it aside and have given it little thought since then. So yesterday I got it out and the top just fell together and is now finished. I had the back fabric with it and now it's on the machine ready to be quilted! Now that wasn't so hard was it. I will hopefully get it quilted by the fist of next week. 

But for today we're tiling our kitchen back splash. Hubby has done tile before but not on walls so this will be a little different for us both. It's glass tile too which neither of us has done before. It will be very pretty when finished but for now it's an adventure. This is the very last thing to do to the kitchen. I've finished the faux stained glass door and window treatments and it's all coming together. There for a while it was  a real mess, so glad it's all behind us now.

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