Here's what I've done this week:
I saw this on one of the blogs I follow, Taryn at Repro Quilt Lover and thought it was sweet. It is also tiny. Those bricks were cut 7/8" x 1 1/4" and finish at .375" x .75". Now I've cut out 61 more bricks, twice that size, cut 1.5" x 2.5". It will be fun to see how much larger the second one is.
The other evening I started quilting, by Big Stitch, on the Courthouse Step Quilt. It goes fast and I really like the way it's looking. I might be sorry about that red chalk pencil I'm using; time will tell.
Here's what I did today: I selected the fabrics for my red and white Just Takes 2 project:
6 yds red 9 yds white
It was fun shopping in my closet. Do you think I should pre-wash? HA! You bet, I'm pre-washing. With at least one Shout Color Catcher sheet in those reds--I'm washing them separately. Every quilter needs Shout Color Catchers at hand at all times. Remember to use one in the washing machine if you suspect some fabrics may run--I always use them with my husband's new plaid shirts, they often run. Once the fabrics are washed and pressed, I'll make the first 6 blocks, tomorrow.
I've read all Leah Day's posts so far from her Free Motion Quilting Project and watched the video. Bet it would help if I practiced the lesson! Hopefully, tomorrow or Sunday. She is making it look so easy--the mark of an expert!
And now I'm off to make Block 11 of the 12 Day so Christmas quilt--love this one!