I've joined in again this year. I decided to use the same colors that Bonnie used because I think they are very feminine and will make a great baby quilt for my niece-to-be who's due in March.
I'm going to make 1/4 of the units Bonnie's pattern calls for. If my math is right, this should work out to a nice baby-sized quilt. I got all the pieces cut out on Friday night. I woke up at 5 am on Saturday and since I couldn't fall back to sleep, I got up and started sewing the units together.
Here's some of my half-square triangle units:
I sewed for almost three hours and got all the week 1blocks put together. Here's a guess at how these might go together:
I love the aqua star that shows up!
If you put all of these together, you would end up with something like this:
It's very pretty, but you lose the stars. What's your guess as to how these might go together? Check out everyone's progress over on Bonnie's Blog!
Edited to add: Have you seen how many other quilter's are participating? As of right now, it's almost 200!!
In other sewing news, I quilted Harvey and am working on handsewing the binding to the back of the quilt. I also finished a little play mat for my nephew, Adam. It's some yardage with roads and buildings. I quilted along the roads and outlined the buildings. I bought a few wooden cars that he can use to drive along the playmat. Of course, he can also use it as a nap quilt. I'm looking for the perfect drawstring bag pattern to put the wooden cars in so he doesn't lose them. Slowly, I'm checking off my Christmas sewing list.
I did make a start at the Schnibbles and a Little Bit More quilt for November. It was Mini Stems by Fig Tree Quilts. I got as far as sewing all the petals/leaves together but that was it. I really needed to work on the Christmas sewing.
Check back next week to see if I complete the week 2 units!