Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We're Half Way There!

Jan came over yesterday and we worked on our June BOM's for Star Crazy.

We have now completed half of the blocks needed!
Yipee Yi Yah!
I've been reading how some of you are getting a little tired of making the Irish Chain block. In looking at the picture, I count that we will need 9 full Chain blocks. With this month, 6 are now completed. (*Not to be a downer, but we haven't even started on the half blocks for the Irish Chain, and it looks like there might be 12 of those).
Personally, I have really enjoyed working on this quilt. The beautiful colors make me smile. And I like the Block of The Month concept where we do a little bit at a time.
I had to get in a sneak picture of Jan as she talked to her sister on the phone.
I just love Jan. I think we did more yabbering than quilting yesterday (me being the head yabberer), but it was so fun just to be together.
As a reminder, the Shadow Star block is made with a few exceptions. As you paper piece the middle, you use two colors, and don't use a white.
Notice the flying geese also use two colors.

And we are still making a lot of half square triangles that will eventually be used in the two borders. Another 48 were added to the pile this month.