I'm still playing a bit of catch up on my quilty news!
As usual, I did the annual NYE's Mystery quilt. It's still a top though.
Here is 2006's New Year's Eve mystery fabric selections, all from my stash! :)
I had just enough fabric to make the queen size one. Using the pre-cutting clues, I made a guess at what the finished product would be. I was right about everything except for one little thing... my version's HSTs were "upside down".
Here's what the directions originally called for.
But I found it to be a little "choppy".
And here's what I was envisioning!
In the end, I decided to go with my version. I like it better, it looks like a diamond is framing the nature scene. I haven't finished yet, so no top to show. :P
The other thing I have been working on is a quilting tutorial for a forum. I'm one of the three moderators for the Quilter's Corner, and I want to get others hooked on quilting! :)
The first block I did was the 9-patch. Quilting 102 produced the Basket Weave pattern.
And Quilting 103 will be the Rail Fence - I haven't written up the directions yet.
Next block will be the Friendship Star - gotta show them how to do half-square triangles! :)