Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Very Special UFO

My daughter gave this Buck-A-Block quilt kit to me as a gift.  The plan was/is for both of us to be making the same quilt blocks and following the same directions to get there.  After making the first block, each following month when I received a block I promptly put it with its friends.  I was kind of focused on other things that were already in the works.  However, I decided that this was one UFO I was going to finish this year and this is the month.  There are 12 main blocks that are all stars made with Tangles.  Then there will be a large sashing that includes smaller 4 pointed stars.  When finished the quilt should measure 63 x 78.

I have only used Tangles a few times in the past and have somewhat perfected my own HST blocks, but I want to follow the pattern as directed.  So far, so good.  I will probably make at least one more block today.  Then I have a good chunk of time to work on them on Thursday and Friday.  My goal is to get this one completely finished and bound before our March guild meeting.  With all the unrelated events that seems to be happening this month (quilt show workshops, grandson's b-day, house hunting, taxes, charity projects, etc.), I am going to have to really focus on these, but I am determined. 

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