I finished the last basket yesterday for Butterscotch Baskets.
Then I stitched all of the blocks together and this is what I have so far. I'm loving this quilt and I'm so glad that I made it larger. By the time I get the borders on, it will fit nicely on a queen-size bed.
The remaining 16 blocks are made and need to be sewn together into squares of four, with the little red square in the center. Each cluster of four stars ends up with twenty different fabrics in them. I love it! This gives me twenty opportunities to add more color through little pieces of scraps. I haven't counted the number of fabrics I used, but I'll bet it is over 200 different fabrics. Now that's a scrappy quilt! Then I need to make 4 more setting triangle sections with the pinwheel and put a border on her. That is all going to have to wait until after Christmas.
In Between Stitches has a Preview Party three times a year......and today is the day at The Purple Orchid. I'll have two completed quilts on display and one unfinished flimsy. What is a Preview Party? I'm so glad you asked. Well, all of the instructors at In Between Stitches say a few words about our quilts and the classes that we will be teaching from January through April. The theme is Toyland, and all of the attendees bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Also, half of the proceeds from the $10 fee goes directly to Toys for Tots. In addition to that, there will be a catered lunch! This is the hottest ticket in town and it sold out several weeks ago.
I'm off to start my fun day. I'll post pictures of the party tomorrow.....or Tuesday......or Wednesday..............