(sorry about the cooked picture, I was in a hurry)
So, our last day of school was today and to celebrate, I've decided to fill up my schedule with all kinds of quilty committments LOL! In addition to Dana's Quilt a long (which I have finished all of my blocks for, finally), and the Stash Busting Bee (of which I'll be making the first block early next week), I've also joined into a swap over on the HGTV Quilting Board. Well, two swaps actually. YIKES! The first is a "Chose Your Own Colors" string block swap. There are 15 participants, so I will receive 56 blocks (we make 4 blocks for each person). I choose patriotic blocks with a white center string. I will assemble these blocks into a quilt to send to Alycia for her No Soldier Forgotten project. I made my own four blocks and that's what's pictured above.
The second swap I've joined is scrappy 4 patches. Because have you seen the new Quiltmaker Magazine? Well, have you?!?! Bonnie Hunter is doing another mystery and I wanna play! I've never done one of her mysteries because they usually move just a little too fast for me. But this one gives you three months in between steps. I think I can handle that. I think. :)
And, its the time of year to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Every year I have grand plans to give all homemade, and every year I don't leave myself enough time. So I'm startin' early this time! We'll see how it goes! :)