I have to say I'm a little bitter because I should have been crushing over this quilt last Monday, but things just didn't work out that way. Vacation Time is a mystery BOM hosted by Pat Sloan that I started back in January. Last year I participated in Pat's Globetrotting BOM and had such a great time, I had to play again.
|You can read more about my Globetrotting Quilt here|
From January through September, Pat gave us instructions for piecing the blocks.
|February through June blocks|
As I started to piece the rows together, I wondered if I was getting a lime green over kill. My personal color pallet leans more toward the soft pretty blues, but onward I sewed. Until I got to the boarders, then I had a slight problem. I ran out of the red fabric I needed for the two smaller boarders. I was determined to finish this last weekend and tried to use a red fabric and a brighter turquoise fabric for one of the boarders but they just didn't work. Aggravated I stopped sewing for some internet shopping.
I was able to locate yardage of the fabric at The Quilt Department so after a click of the purchase button it was on it's way. The package came very quickly and they even sent a small note pad.
Now the only thing left to do is decide on a quilting plan and let the thread start flying.
I also wanted to show my little shelves I purchased this weekend. I'm hoping to get my sewing space more organized. I didn't take a before picture because it was just that bad.
I have my The Quilter's Planner 2016 on order and want to get myself ready for an even more productive year.
Today I am linking up with Main Crush Monday over at Cooking Up Quilts. Also don't forget to hop over to Amy's Creative Side to check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival going on right now. You can see my entries, Jungle Gym in mini quilts and Falling Leaves in small quilts. Also the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop is still going on over at Sew Fresh Quilts. Thursday is the last day of the blog hop and I find myself dog gone sad about it. Don't for get to check out my two doggie quilts and find links to all the other talented dog gone quilters here.
Come join the party! The more the merrier! I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.