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.