This month's UFO was the 2011 birthday group blocks. I love these blocks! Done all in greens - and flying geese! These blocks once again showed me that everyone's quarter inch seam is different and that not everyone presses their blocks to death like I do. After some major/minor wrestling, I managed to get this top together. It is not quite twin sized - more like a good sized lap quilt. It will get plenty of use this winter.
My second finish of the month was the block of the month from a local sewing store. It has been quilted for over a month - but once again I procrastinated on the binding. This month's quilt guild meeting prompted me to get moving and get it bound.
This block is one of my favorites - I love the mannequin fabric! The block was the 12th block in a year long series and I was impatient to be finished. Working from known sizes in previous blocks and from a picture of the finished quilt, I figured out how to piece the block. Not exactly how the pattern ended up telling me to do it - but I don't follow directions very well anyway!
This block is another favorite - because of the button fabric in the middle of the stars.
I took the time (and a lot of extra effort) to do three different designs in the three borders. The outer border was was done in spirals; the next two borders were done in the in the same design, just adjusted to the width of the border. The main body of the quilt was so busy anyway I just did a meandering loopy pattern.
This is just some street urchin I pulled in off the streets to help me with the picture. I am sure he was asking me to hurry up. My black and white stash of fabrics is totally depleted!
This is a baby quilt for one of my cousin's first baby. My mom pieced the top. We are trying to make one quilt per cousin - but Mom has already broken that rule a couple of times.
This second baby quilt is for new niece/nephew due to arrive in November. I am so happy for my BIL and SIL. I'm hoping this is generic enough for a boy or a girl. What do you think?