Have you ever been behind and ahead at the same time? Well, that's my current state with the Blogger's BOM project.
I am behind getting my blocks done. The host designer for this August is Amy from Amy's Creative Side. She designed this pretty block. I'm only about 3 weeks late getting them dome but they are finally done! If you missed a month or want to jump in now you can get all of the information and see the list of designer's here. There are 2 months left.
When I started this project I had a specific use for the quilt in my mind. It's destined for one of the twin beds in the guest house. So I knew the size I needed and I've been working on layouts since the project started. I settled on the layout and completed the borders last month. I knew that I would have a couple of extra blocks but thought that I would edit out a couple once all of the blocks were finished.
Well, after I finished these 2 blocks I put all of them on the design wall and decided that I liked it very much as it was. First I thought I would sew together the horizontal rows and stop there but I kept sewing and during the 3rd quarter of the Steelers-Broncos game I had this!
I did make one big mistake with the sashing. It was supposed to be 1.5" wide but mine is, for some reason, 2". I didn't discover that until I started working on the borders but I simply adjusted the inner borders and everything worked out fine. I love this quilt and can't wait to quilt it. I will quilt it with Baptist Fans in honor of my Great-Grandma and then it will keep guests comfy in the guest house. It even has a couple of bits of fabric from my Great-Grandma's stash. I like it so much that it might just have to jump in front of the quilting line......once I get the back made.