So on the way home I stopped and picked up some bleached muslin for a new project. I belong to a small internet quilting group. We are almost all from NW Washington, or at least Western Washington and get together from time to time for sew-ins and shopping sprees, plus we sew "on line". Our newest project is a challenge quilt. Each person in the group that wants to can pick a block for a certain month and then we all sew the block in our own colors and at our own speed. The first month picked was "Alabama" from quilterscache.com.
I get to pick for next month and I might try and find 9" directions for the Card Trick block - or maybe not - we'll see what happens. It is fun seeing the posibilities out there for the next block.
I am making all of my blocks in greens and white - for a two color quilt. I have yellow/white, pink/white, red/white, blue/white and purple/white quilts - but no green/white - so here is my chance. The blocks are 9" and with 12 that might not be enough for a bed quilt so I might make 2 or three of each month's blocks so I'll have enough for a big quilt. If I make more than one block from one month I will make them in different color choices so all the greens won't be the same on the blocks that are similar. I have lots of scraps of green so this won't be a problem.
I also finished the first two blocks of A Tisket A Tasket. I have five more prepped and ready for hand applique. I am happy to have made this much progress. The next couple of days I will spend working on the baskets until all are done - and I think she has August up by now - or it should be up soon.
So what are you working on? Are you having some fun stitching this summer. Our days have gotten back to normal - highs about 74 or 75 - very cool and pleasant evenings, good for sleeping with the windows open - just what we like here in the Pacific Northwest.