Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Check Mate!

I am seeing checkers in front of my eyes....about 420 squares of them! In my last post I said April was going to be a UFO finishing month....I decided to attack my Block-a-palozza blocks, my first ever quilt-a-long!! These beauties have been sitting waiting for 12 months....

The layout was going to have an applique centre...but for some reason I thought it would be quicker to piece up 420 squares...its very loud and vibrant...and I used up a heap of scraps...no strip piecing here...I am too smart for that!

So I sewed and sewed for many nights...then I rested for a few nights...then I spent Good Friday with some lovely ladies from the local guild, including my mum, sewing up a storm...

Don't worry I didn't neglect my children....they weren't home...the kids were all doing things with their friends....I was feeling a little sad about hubby at home alone...but then I found out that one of the other quilter's husband was having a birthday!! I didn't feel so bad...and then, when I came home he had been cooking up a storm...barramundi...zucchini fritters...garlic mushrooms...yum!

I digress...here we go... one quilt top all sewed up!

Just the back to do...oh no! Where have I heard that before...no really I am going to do it this month...and this little baby is going off to the quilters too!

Not sure which UFO to do next...I can feel my attention/commitment wandering...I want to do something new...maybe that's why I have so many unfinished projects!!


  1. I love your quilt!! Putting all those squares in the middle with the blocks as a border is such a great idea!! Beautiful happy colours!

  2. Love it! I can't imagine sewing so many little squares together like that! :-). Good job!

  3. That is some quilt!! Adorable blocks and the colors are very vibrant. Love the touch of green!

  4. I love the name of your quilt and the layout. It lends well to the Block a Palooza. That sure was a fun QAL. Congrats on your finish.

  5. a lovely summery looking quilt! The simplicity of the centre contrasts and at the same time complements the outside blocks!

  6. Very refreshing! Looking forward to seeing it quilted too.