On Sunday, I finished the top for my third Christmas quilt. That's all three tops sewn in a month. Whew! I don't have any pictures to post today, but they will be coming shortly (too busy grading papers as we near finals!).
Our Stashbusters assignment was to use our stash to complete one lap-sized quilt, using 36-patch blocks (2 1/2" squares) and 12 1/2" blocks. I used variations of this theme on all three quilts, so they don't all look alike, but they are all very similar. Unfortunately, I failed miserably on the "out of your stash" part of the assignment. I did pull strictly from my stash for the first quilt, but I had so much fun making such a simple, no-thought-required project, that I kept going - which meant more stash needed. : ) I hit Hancock's 50 percent off Christmas fabric sale, Joanne's 30 percent off Christmas fabric sale, and Sager Creek's 15 percent off Fabric Buyer's discount. Needless to say, I may be making Christmas quilts for the next several years! (hee-hee!) Oh, and by the way, I found that the best way to use more of that fabric is to ignore the lap-sized part of the instructions as well! My second quilt is actually more like a queen-sized. The first is definitely a full, and I think the third one is as well, although I haven't had a chance yet to try it on a bed. I don't dare actually measure it for fear of finding out just how bit it's gotten! Oh well, some of us need more blanket than do others. SOME of us have to share with our husbands and four cats! And SOME of us have husbands and cats who actually HOG the covers! I wonder if everyone has the same challenges I do when trying to curl up under a quilt on the corner of the couch to read a book in peace? I guess that just means that I'm loved. *Happy sigh*
Off to grade more papers tonight!