Saturday, October 30, 2010

Remember the June Mystery?

I was up-n-at-em at 6:15; no longer able or WANTING to sleep. So...I made up some coffee and enjoyed sitting in the glider with the laptop, looking around at everyone's progress from this past week.

By 6:45, I was heading downstairs, looking forward to see what other project I could drum up to work on that has been sitting for months .....

First, I picked up the 17 blocks from the 2010 BOM off the floor. Someone had suggested setting them onpoint since I have an odd number of blocks.

Onpoint sounds like a nice idea. So, I just threw them up on the design wall mainly to get them off the floor and to see what I all have left after using 13 for an earlier top. These will get rearranged.....but now I'm debating what to use as sashing....blue? navy? or that gold that is used once in the center block???

I wasn't quite in "design" mode, so I continued looking around.....

and.....oh boy! Hiding on the bottom shelf, buried under my scrap fabric I was using on the crochet-rug (ummm....yeah, that's still sitting, unfinished, too).....

Judy's June Mystery blocks.

I had completely forgotten about them!!!! I went back reading over my blog to see the last time I worked on it, because I was COMPLETELY up-to-date with all my free time this summer, and I was enjoying this mystery.

The last June Mystery post reminded me of that oh-so-annoying day!!!! That was when my Bernina left me for a couple of weeks :0(

Regardless! Back to it!!!!! Sewing the top together (minus borders) has taken me just over an hour this morning, and now I'm taking a small coffee break before heading back down to sew the borders on. I abso-TOOTIN-lutely LOVE designs that have this "irish-chain-like" pattern to them! I don't know why, but I just adore diagonals!!!

So, anyway.....the day is off to a great start.

I haven't decided yet if I'll pack up around 10:00 in order to get things ready to leave by noon to head out to our school's Round 2 Playoff football game. Now that I'm on a roll, I may just decide to stay home and listen to it on the radio. **Shrug**...really don't know!

So....off I go to get the borders on. Then.....we'll see......

8 comments:

Jackie said...

I like the way these look on point! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

I've never sewn an Irish Chain quilt though I do have a variation of a it in a pattern I liked in a book somewhere....

scraphappy said...

It must feelgood to be able to pick up again where you left off o so many months ago. I had completely forgotten about you June Mystery. How fun to be able to pick it up and throw a quilt together in an hour. On the BOM's how about a blue sashing and some yellow cornerstones? I like the spark of yellow that the center block adds.

Amanda said...

I agree with Angela about the way the gold in the centre block brings the blocks to life, but I was going to suggest using a gold for the sashing with blue corner stones!

Do you remember that I was using your BOM blocks for my month in our Euro Bee? Well, I've got most of them back now, so will need to decide which blocks I'm going to make and then how I'm going to set them.

Linda said...

Must have been "beginning of school brain freeze"! I have to find my fabric and make the September and October blocks. I was doing great until school started.

jillquilts said...

Gosh, those blocks are striking! I think a navy sahing with white cornerstones would be lovely. And way to go on the assembly of the mystery blocks. :)

Candace said...

The last four posts have some great looking blocks and tops, you are on a roll. I wouldn't have minded having one of those caramel apples either.

Andee said...

Awesome to see that you have some time to sew again! I am liking both of these :)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's awesome! makes me want to go and dig out my mystery blocks!