Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sampler blocks for October Block Lotto

Well I have made four sampler blocks for the Block Lotto this month.  The criteria is cream and blue or cream and tan, and only sample blocks to be made.  I had to research a bit for these blocks and learnt a few new piecing tricks in the process.  I enjoyed making them as it is something out of my comfort zone and good to learn new things.
I have finished the large black and white quilt and was very excited taking it off the frame.  As my frame will not take king size I have to finish the edges off on the other machine but that shouldn't take too long.  I am really pleased with the end result and look forward to using it soon.
The next project is the block lotto quilt with the grey sashing.  I am going to  back it in purple and machine stitch it in the same colour, I hope it looks good and someone wants to give it a good home.
The baby quilt is finished for Sarah's sister and I hope she likes the colours I have chosen.  I was told she likes pastels and so chose cream as the base as the sex is unknown.  I added a few brighter colours with the small prints and I like the overall look of it and hope she does too.
A few other projects to complete before the  20th October when we are back off to Scotland for a week so I will  be busy.
The golf is getting back to 2-3 times a week and the October Medal is tomorrow.  I note that I have won second place in the Muna Noor competition that has been running through the summer so that is pleasing but am really looking forward to going to Qatar to play in the Intercontinental Qatar Mixed Open in November.  We have just organised the hotel and places in the competition so all that needs to be done now is the flights.  Just hope I play well enough!  We are going back to Dubai in December to watch the Dubai World Championship, the last leg of the Race to Dubai at Jumeira Beach Golf Club having applied for free tickets and going to stay with friends again.

Will just post the pics of blocks and baby quilt and that is it for now.

1 comment:

  1. ... Speaking of the Block Lotto, YOU ARE A WINNER!

    I need to hear from you ASAP! Check your email for a message from me last night.