Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Quilt Festival

I decided to celebrate the online Quilt Festival by making some wonky star blocks. They started with a 3.5 inch base square and then I double sewed the corners to make 2.5 and 2 inch base squares. I think I'll float all the blocks in a wide white sashing and mix all the sizes together. Another column should make it about twin sized with a dark border of some sort. I'll make a few more tomorrow I think.

This morning we ended up double booked with Ice Skating and the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. We had to pass on the chess tournament, but it's hard to be so many places at the same time. Anna passed her test to go to the next level of skating and Ryan won in his age group at the Pinewood Derby. Even Sydney took 2nd place in the sibling division. His den took the first three places overall and will all be headed to the next level of competition. We all came home happy and spent a nice relaxing afternoon at home.
I'm supposed to run in the morning, so I'd better get some sleep before it is morning. I hope everyone else is having a happy quilt festival weekend.


Dr. Quiltmom said...

I love the fact you can just pop out a few blocks and put together a great quilt. I am looking forward to seeing it complete.
You are mom busy like I am. I try to remember they appreciate and love me more than my fabric does.

Ankie said...

I really likes your wonky star blocks.I am looking forward to see it finished.

Micki said...

I like the stars that you are making and thanks for visiting my blog. We have a lot in common...I also love scrapbooking too, and my used to be into marathon running, until I hurt my knee. Now, Joe and I take a 5 mile walk each day, but sometimes much longer hikes. You are right...there is not enough time in the day for all our hobbies. I also am into machine quilting, felting, knitting, reading, and paper piecing.
Keep in touch!
In Ireland