Saturday, July 11, 2009

Proud!

Jason finished his first quilt, and I am just so proud!
It will hang in the county fair from Tuesday until Saturday. I have my fingers crossed that he'll get some type of recognition, because he worked so long and hard on this. Besides, it's cute! I love the buttons he picked out to tie it with. Check out the haunted house and ghost,

and the bat flying in front of the moon.


My quilt is a different story. I didn't even it touch it today. I'll be sewing like a woman possessed tomorrow. I went to my quilt guild meeting this morning, and we worked on comfort quilts. We also received the instructions for the first round/border of our challenge quilt. Which reminded me...I hadn't yet made the center block for the challenge quilt. I worked on that while Jason finished up his quilt. The idea is that it is a round robin mystery quilt that we work on alone and don't let anyone see until it is finished. Last month we were given 4 blocks to choose from for the center. (I chose the easiest - Star of Virginia.) This month and for the next two months, we will receive instructions for each successive round/border. We should be done piecing the top in October, and are supposed to unveil our "masterpieces" in December, fully quilted. Then we'll have a display of challenge quilts at next year's quilt show.

I think only 1 person from my guild reads my blog, and she's the program coordinator who set up the challenge, so I can post my progress on here. Here's my center block,

and here it is after my first round.
This round had to include at least one triangle, but that was the only stipulation. Again, taking the easy way out, I simply squared up the half-square triangles that I cut off while making the center block, and made pinwheels with them. I'll all caught up until next month, waaaay ahead of the game. Now, if I could just finish this quilt that needs to be turned in at the fair on Monday...

Oh, and I also decided on colors for my Celtic Knot Mystery - black, red, green and white. Here's a layout (unsewn) of chunk #1.
I'm not going to sew it together until I gather some darker greens. And I'm not going to gather greens until my fair quilt is DONE. Better get to work.

12 comments:

Hazel said...

Good for Jason ,all his hard work shows .He looks so cute and proud holding it .Looks like we have another male quilter among us .Good Luck Jason ,I'll keep my fingers crossed for you .

Riet said...

Good job Jason. He can be proud and of course mammie too.

Becky said...

I love the pic with Jason and his quilt. I hope he gets a ribbon....for encouragement, so he will be more likely to continue. I can't wait to hear!!

Piece by Piece said...

Jason your quilt looks great, hope you win a ribbon at the fair. It would certainly get my vote. Patricia

Kim said...

Now are you gonna suck me into the celtic knot.....your colors are the best I have seen yet on this challenge :0).......I'm still working away on This and That but loving using up all those scraps .

Good luck at the Fair for all of you....now get back to work and get that quilt done! You'll have no chance to win if you don't enter!
Happy Sewing

Quiltluver said...

Jason certainly should be proud of that quilt. That smile says it all. Good luck at the fair for both of you. Karen

kwiltmakr said...

Jason did a good job on the quilt and it very creative. Your block is nice for the challenge quilt. Can't wait to see that one.

quiltfool said...

Tell Jason I love his quilt and hope he wins!! Now, get to quilting. You can do it. Nimble fingers, Lane

Rachel said...

Great work, Jason! I love it ~ you should be very proud of yourself!!!

Angela said...

Jason did fantastic on his quilt! I hope he gets the recognition he very much deserves! The smile speaks for itself! Such a cutie!

Nancy said...

Jason's quilt is so cute, but the best part is is great smile of pride in completing it! And the hand-stippling you did you the crumb cake is amazing - not something I would try but I can certainly appreciate it! Way to go on your guild challenge. I have not heard what anyone else is doing, but you are definitely ahead of me!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Awe, Jason looks so very proud of his quilt. I hope he wins something for it. He really did good on it too. He is such a little cutie.