Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Keeping my nose to the grind stone

There are a ton of terrific quilt alongs, challenges and other project going on around me but I have been stead fast in keeping to what I already have on my plate. The teacher quilts absolutely HAVE to be done by mid June and I'm not nearly as far along as I wanted to be by now. I'm keeping my nose to the grind stone and only working on these (and the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin blocks of course).
Originally I was working with the fabrics from one family at a time, making the 12" lead teacher quilt blocks first and then the (2) 8" assistant teacher quilt blocks. But that was very slow going, switching between the 2 sizes and 3 color schemes. My brain was getting befuddled. A couple of weeks ago I decided to switch gears and concentrate on one at a time. This way I was better able to focus on one plan and I was able to work so much faster.

These are the Purple and Green blocks for the lead teacher's quilt all completed. Now I need to get them laid out, design and sew the center block, then add the borders. In the beginning I wasn't sure how these 2 colors would work together in the overall look of this quilt but I'm happy with what I see on my design wall now.

Hopefully within another week or so this one will be on its way to my long arm friend and I can move on to the next one. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can make speedy work of those blocks too and get all of these done before school lets out in 2 months.

And for the 1st time I have something to share at Connie's Linky Party Tuesday over at Quilting By the River.

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. I love the purples and greens! Lead teacher is going to be overwhelmed when she sees this!

  2. Love the colors!! Lead teacher is going to be very happy with this one!

  3. Love these colors together! You are doing a great job!


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