I'm so grateful for the local quilting group I've discovered. I enjoy having a craft to work on, and I think I'm just burned out from knitting (not that I was ever very good at it). It's just a great little break for me to be able to to get away one (and sometimes two!) evenings a night to just sit and quilt with other ladies. I'm the youngest one in the group by far, and I stand out from the other members in various other ways....but in some ways, it's really good to get a glimpse of the world outside of my little bubble.
I finished my baby quilt, which was the first project we all did in the group. Right now, it's hanging on a quilt rack in Stella's room, adding a pretty pop of color to the corner. At some point - when I figure out what the heck I want to do with Stella's bedroom - I hope to hang it on her wall.
I mentioned before how our instructor was having us slowly make a queen-size quilt via "mystery blocks of the month." The idea is that she tells you ahead of time how much to buy of various fabrics (of your choosing), and each month, hands you the pattern to assemble one square. By the end of a year, you can join the blocks all together to create a quilt.
Well, instead of moving on to a second project like most of the other quilters, I've just been working on my blocks-of-the-month (which my instructor was nice enough to give me all the patterns for at once). Fabric isn't cheap, so I want to use what I have, and wait awhile before I spend a bunch of money to start a new quilt.
I have 7 out of 12 blocks finished so far... (colors chosen to match our now-purple bedroom)