1.25.2009

Batik Challenge Update #1

Yesterday was devoted to errands (Costco on a Saturday-eeewww), cleaning, and various other weekend responsibilites. I even managed to finish my library book. It was overdue, so I had to get to it! With all of that out the way yesterday that left today nice a open, wohoo. Sunday is usually the day that I get my sewing done, and today had the perfect set up to fit the bill. I started the day with some cutting. I was able to get all of the block pieces cut for the Batik Challenge that I am participating in. It is being hosted by Nicole of Sister's Choice Quilts. Not only is she currently hosting the challenge, she has been turning out some other BEAUTIFUL quilts. I really enjoy her blog, you should go visit if you haven't already.

Ok, so back to my day. I was thinking that getting my cutting done would be a good accomplishment for the day. Next thing I know, I look out the window and this was happening. I don't know how well the snow will show in the photo, but we had quite a squall. It snowed for about an hour. Hmmm...cold and snowing, I think I will stay in and work on putting together some blocks.



About two hours later, with a movie playing in the background (No Reservations - it was cute), I got the first 10 of 48 blocks done for my batik challenge, yea! Might as well make progress while I can, never know what next week might bring. I had such a good time making these. I keep thinking "chocolate raspberry" while putting these together. This may turn out to be a very yummy quilt. Have a great few days quilty friends!

5 comments:

Lisa D. said...

Your batik blocks look great, Kristin! Wow, Costco on a Saturday? You are a brave soul!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, I love your blocks! That pattern is going to be my next batik quilt for sure. Your colors are so lovely. You make me want to go right out and go shopping for the fabrics to make that design.

Christine Thomas said...

your block designs are beautiful...what are your measurements/dimensions? I came on over from Nicole's site...you're right, she does have a wonderful blog. I'm putting you on my favorites to watch your progress. I'm getting inspired.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, those batik blocks are turning out so pretty -- I really like the color combination you've picked out. I also love your rendition of Anne's Snowman BOM and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that blue and red star quilt just below it on the same post!!!

amy said...

Your blocks are GORGEOUS! Love the colors and the block is so nifty!