I was a woman on a mission last week to get my Buttermilk Basin Mystery 2015 together and my mission was accomplished! The sashing half square triangles finish 1 inch. I found a very dark green from my stash to use as a border. Here is a link for more information about this project
I embroidered a label for it last night and found this tan and dark green brushed cotton in my stash that I am going to piece together this afternoon for a backing. I am planning on hand quilting it with perle cotton on the same diagonals as the half square triangles. Now, I can start on the Buttermilk Basin 2016 mystery--the theme is let it snow and I am going to design mine in grays and blues.
Carole is hosting a mystery quilt along called Scrap Dance Tango. You can find more information here
Well, I power sewed on Friday night after a stressful day at work and sewed all my 315 HSTs, turning them into 730 units which I cut and trimmed yesterday. Now, I am ready for the next instructions. Scrap quilts are my favorite to make and I can't wait to see what these will be turned into.
Speaking of scrap quilts, I started these blocks last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I only made blue and pink blocks before they became a UFO. Well, I want to turn them into a WIP again. The color for February 2016 is brown, so I am cutting up some browns and background squares. I hope to make some brown blocks in February and get back on track with this project.
Since it is Sunday, I am going to slow down for some Slow Sunday Stitching on my Love Blooms Here. It is dumping snow here today after it was 58 degrees yesterday. We are expecting between 4-8 inches between today and tomorrow, but I think there is already nearly 4 inches and it has not slowed down at all. Perhaps, we could have a snow day tomorrow--fingers crossed! See what everyone else is working on here
Speaking of tomorrow, February 1st is the start of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Along. I picked up 2 yards of a gray bella solid yesterday for mine and will work on that each week.
I also need to make my OMG goal for February. It is a short month and I have a few work obligations, so I need something small--I am going to get my block 1 for my Down in the Garden started. Have a great week!