I got quite a bit done on my long list of things I need to accomplish in the studio this month. Tomorrow, I have guild meeting and I am to bring the BOM pattern for the next month. This meant I had to make a sample to show. There are these Granny Squares all over the blogosphere these days. I thought they would be fun and easy as a BOM. Quite a few of the members of this guild make American Hero quilts (similar to Quilts of Valor, only local), so I decided to go for the Red, White, and Blue. I hope the lucky winner gets enough of these blocks to create a good size quilt. I also had to prepare the Presentation Block for the meeting. That was a much easier proposition because I already had samples. I just had to write up the directions.
I also created this block for the Ochre challenge at 15 Minutes Play. I posted the fabric on Saturday, but got to build the piece today. To read more about it, please stop by my post at 15 Minutes Play. I like this block quite a bit and am going to use it as my center in the International Robin that is just starting. You can see what others in the group are doing at our Flickr page.
In addition to these, I quilted the lilies quilt, added the binding, and am now ready to add embellishments. I know it is kind of backwards, but this will work best for me at this point. I also put all the units together, and photographed each step, for the mystery quilt I am doing for the guild. I have to put them into the direction sheets I am creating for each step. If I could ever figure out how to embed a PDF into my blog, I would post them for you to follow along, if you were so inclined. Sometimes, technology gets me.
On a completely different subject, I want to share that I have now released 40 pounds! It is pretty funny to put on my good pants and have them fall down around my ankles once they are buttoned and zipped. Twenty more pounds, and I am getting new pants - and shirts, and a dress or two. Just thought I would share.
Tomorrow, I start my three days with Bella, so I won't be back again until Friday. Until then, joyful quilting everyone.