Yesterday at quilt guild we started a round robin strips and strings quilt. I had to cut 20 blocks and put two strips between 3/4 and 2 inches of fabric on them. From there they were all pressed open. I did finish the two blocks that either had to be done now or later. My blocks are done in some bright colors but it will be adorable after my 9 quilting buddies get done with it in 9 months. At guild yesterday there was this great book introduced 10 minute blocks by Suzanne McNeill.
After studying the book all last night and half the day today I got out my last Moda layer cake. It seemed a lot easier than cutting more fabric since there were three of us sewing today in the studio. All I had to do was go to JoAnn Fabrics and get a border fabric that went with the Valentine's Day Line. Now the front of my quilt is done!!! It is by no means perfect but I gave it a try and now I know what areas I need to work on. This might become my new chair quilt aka one to cover up when it is cold in our house because it is now fall.
I am debating on adding the triangle blocks to the center of the quilt. Means more studying of the book to find out what I have to take out to add them. But all and all it turned out pretty cute I think and it is for sure out of my color box!!! This quilt will also have to go into hiding from my sister in law because she thinks it is very cute.