When Andrew moved to Vermont, I realized it was time to make him a new quilt. I looked through some magazines, found a block I liked, played with it in EQ for awhile and sent him the results. Then I moved on to making the blocks. This is the result...so far!
I didn't anticipate that it would take SO LONG to make each block! The nine patch centers were a breeze, and it really isn't a difficult block. But the trimming of the hourglass blocks for the star points...THAT is taking forever! I'm almost finished the blocks with the blue star points, which you see here. There are 48 of those. Then it will be on to making the 35 blocks where the nine patches willl be blue and the star points will be red. They'll be alternated with the blue. I had high hopes of having this done for Thanksgiving when we head up to visit him. Now I'm just hoping that I'll have it finished when we go up for Christmas!
Speaking of Christmas, do you use Pandora to listen to music? I decided to set up a station with all my favorite Christmas music, so I asked it for Andy Williams Christmas songs. I spent a few hours listening to some fabulous Christmas music...Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, The Ray Coniff singers, Josh Groban, Harry Connick, and Michael Buble to name a few. Give it a try...you get 40 free hours of music a month!