The weekly Civil War Block comes out on Saturday, and since this was an easy one, I made it right away.
My guild had a workshop Saturday to make donation quilts that will go to the critically ill children at Dallas Children's Hospital ICU. Below are blocks made by one of our members. She is making a larger quilt for a teenager. I made 2 baby quilts using this same pattern with novelty fabric. I took pictures, but they were blurry, so I'll post them another day. Each block has 5 squares of equal size and by sewing them together in a certain way, you get the diamond in the middle. It looks really nice and is very easy and quick, especially when we used 10" squares.
Now I have 3 donation quilts (those 2 plus a string quilt) to baste and quilt. I hope to get at least a couple of them finished during this next month.
I spent a couple days quilting on my basket quilt, but I'm having some problems with the stitches skipping. I cleaned the machine, changed the needle and still have the problem. I think I need a new free motion quilting foot as mine has a rough edge on it that might be catching the thread, so I'm going to go by a sewing machine store in Arlington tomorrow when I go to my Jo Morton class and get a new foot. I'm sure my machine needs servicing too, but I'm going to put that off and take it to be serviced while we're gone. The only other thing I can think of for the skipped stitches is the basting glue. I noticed that there is a little bit of stickiness on the needle from time to time. I didn't have that problem on the other quilts that I spray basted, though.
Here is my "mini-design wall" with some of my Thread Head Quilt Along blocks. The Ohio stars in the top 3 rows are ones that I just finished this morning. My design wall is sandwiched between the door and a cabinet, so it doesn't hold many blocks.
Below are close-ups of 4 of the Ohio Star blocks. I love easy blocks! These went together very nicely. It's a good think JoAnne had us cut 4 1/4" squares for the hourglass part because even that made it a little scant for 3 1/2".
We're getting our taxes done on Wednesday, so I need to go over the figures to make sure I have everything ready. Ugh! Good luck with yours....