Well, I was not sure I was going to get to go to my small group today. DS was going to watch DD today, but he had to work from 8-3. So, I asked my folks and they said they could watch her from 8-noon. So, I was going to go for half the day and that would be it.
When I got there, it was only Lana and me, so we picked DD up after lunch and she came back with us. She was bored some of the time, but overall, did well. DS came by around 3:15 and got her to take her to play with the cats. They ate out and Lana and I stayed until after 6. It was a really great day to be quilting all day long.
This panel was bought this year when I was at the Quilt Haus in New Braunfels. It was on sale. I was going to use blue on it, because it was for a boy, but the blue did not go at all. I like the yellow and green effect. I'm not sure what I'm going to bind it in, but I think there will be balloons quilted in the yellow border, if not all over it. This is from a class I took at Creative Sewing. I have hated this quilt because the owner had the gall to tell me I had my priorities wrong because I put my DD's big day ahead of Creative Sewing's stupid class. It made me so angry, and it was 2+ years ago that I put it away and every time I tried to work on it, it brought the memories up of this horrible quilt shop that had rude employees AND a rude owner. That's why I don't shop at that shop, unless it is for shop hop or I have to have a machine worked on. Wonderful selection, if you don't mind the treatment you get from the employees there. Not one I'd recommend.
Anyway, I had 5 blocks done and needed to figure out what else I wanted to do to make it larger. I ended up making duplicates of blocks and leaving the Dresden plate as the center piece. We couldn't figure out what color to use for the sashing. And, then Lana said what about black. I didn't have enough of one color of black, so I mixed it up some. The string blocks were the 5th block that I had made 4 of. I made others and decided to cut them in half and randomly place them around for the border. OOPS, I just noticed a mistake. Oh well, that is what handmade is all about. So, this will be for a special friend of DS.
I made another Eric Carle quilt and had a second panel given to me, so I had pulled it out when I was packing for today. I had the border fabrics and the circle fabric leftover. I decided to make it a small baby quilt and won't have to piece the backing. I don't have this one planned for anyone yet. I might not quilt it until I need it. Time will tell.
Lana was working on her quilt as you go quilt. This is the rows lined up waiting on her to put them together. It is a pretty pattern called Feathered Stars. It isn't what I think of as a feathered star, but when put together, there is a beautiful secondary pattern.