Yup, it is that time of year. So many graduations, birthday's and just beginning of summer stuff! Once again this year (As I've had now for the past few years in my house) I have a High School graduation coming up. Jenna's graduation is next Tues night. So we've had award breakfasts', and Scholarship/Awards nights. Then there is the registration and college stuff for next fall. And of course the Sr-itits!
Need I say more? I haven't had a lot of time for quilting, got to make it through next Tues first! I did get the 2nd round on my medallion challenge finally. Not that is was hard! But I have Jenna's graduation quilt to worry about, and then I'm having so much fun with the Serendipity blocks which just kept haunting me. Anyway, the 2nd round was "frame it". Course I thought of all kinds of cool frames, but decided to go simple to seperate round 1 and 3.
Lilacs are finally starting to bloom in my area. And the weather is GORGEOUS this May. Better than I ever remember it being. Clear sunny days, warm but not hot, and not humid!
Oh and for all those questions about Serendipity, I keep forgetting to answer them for those of you who asked questions but don't have an email linked up to your ID. I"ll try and hit them all here. But the best way is to change your settings so that when you ask a question I can email you back!
First off - everyone is commenting on how hard they look. Don't be fooled. The beauty of these is how easy they are! It is amazing how well they go together! They are not hard to piece at all, and no set-in seams.
Pamina wanted to know how big they are. Hmm, I keep forgetting to measure, but I want to say one block is maybe about 9" finished size - so fairly large.
YankeeQuilter and Screen Door among others wanted to know how many blocks and what kind of setting - well part of that is the surprise to wait for! But I'll clue you in - There will be 7 of the blocks I"m working on now (I have 5 done). The setting is not just a plain setting, and there still will be no set-in seams. I"m guessing the finished quilt will be about 60" x 60", but just a guess because I haven't quite figured out how I want to finish off the border yet! In fact I may even change the setting! I looked through the books again last night and there are so many ideas floating in my head!
Part of the beauty of these blocks is they can be as busy or calm as you want them. There are about 30 blocks in a book, and then there really are multitudes of ways you can customize each block and setting! The possibilities are endless. You get coloring sheets in the book to play around with. Here are some of the coloring sheets to print out online. I'm doing Prickly Pear.