The three baby quilts are on their way to Primary Children's hospital. Melanie assured me that she would take them up for donation. I like this because these will be helping our local people here in Utah.
I was talking to my husband last week and he expressed that he thought I was using up all my fabric and then I wouldn't have anything to make quilst when we retired. I assured him I had plenty of fabric especially because I am a scrap quilter. But it made me start to think and I realized that my dream was to one day make a quilt out of batik fabrics. I have put off buying because the batik fabrics are so expensive. I order from Connecting Threads online all the time but mostly I get clearance priced fabric by colors that I need and just look at the batik and wish. Well, I took the leap and purchased 3 samplers from them along with 3 yards of black fabric to get over $50 for the free shipping. I love buying fabric this way because I don't have to drive all over the place and take all that time and waste gas to get some fabric.
These are 10" squares. I was very conservative in the size I bought but generous in the number of pieces. I will be very frugal but will totally enjoy these beautiful fabrics.
I have also made progress on the Smith Mountain Morning quilt. I have been cutting and cutting browns and blues for the star block. I have finally finished cutting the brown points.
These are one side of the points.
And these are the other side of the points.
I have cut way more than I need for the points but these are also used in one of the borders.
I have also cut all the small half squares for the center pin wheels for the star block. They finish at 1 1/2 inch.
This is a picture of the quilt from the book.
I have now laid out the blues and have started cutting them for the star block.
I have gathered all my blues and brown fabrics for this quilt but I have not even started on the second block for the quilt. I will keep plodding along with this cutting until I have everything cut out and then will start to sew the blocks together.
Well, I hope you have a great weekend. This is all for now. See you next week.