Once again I am posting to say I have made no progress on my challenge quilt this week. I'm working hard to try and get a sample done for the shop this week, so perhaps I will have time to make some blended blocks this weekend. Then again, maybe not. I only have 7 more star blocks to make, and then I can start laying out my quilt, but I'm nowhere near as far along with my project as Cindy, Perry and Nicole. Oh well, it's not a COMPETITION or anything, is it, girls?
Pictured above is the shop sample I've been working on. Only 2 more rows and borders and it will be finished. I think it's extremely cute, and simple to make, although I am strip piecing the sides of the churn dash blocks rather than cutting individual pieces like the pattern directs. It saves a lot of time and fabric that way, I think.
Something else that may hinder my quilting progress is this baby. I used the money earned from my editing job in December to buy a Dell laptop. I would have gotten it in ORANGE if that was an option, but instead, the family consensus was for Spring Green. Pretty, huh? Of course, the mouse and wireless router are arriving under seperate shipment, so it will be a few days until we are fully functional. Wish me luck - I speak Mac and this is our first home PC. I use a PC at work, but there I have an IT crew to set everything up for me. Here I am dealing with my own security issues and wireless router, etc. It's all so overwhelming!