I finished putting the "Around the World" block swap quilt top together earlier in the week and started quilting it yesterday. It's smallish - 48" x 58" or so - and will be fairly easy (or should I say "mindless"?) to quilt. I need something like this at this time of year when there's so much hustle bustle.
Each person in the swap sent a block that represented her in some way. My block, second from left at the top, is the block I designed for our guild logo - a variation on moon over the mountain with a heart in the middle of the peaks. Our guild is the Heart of Vermont guild. It was fun to incorporate Pat's flip flops, Carol's cardinal, Cindy's magnolia, and Linda's cowboy boot. There are quite a few appliqued chick blocks and a couple of "blossom" blocks from a different swap with a different group, although the makers are also part of the "Around the World" group. So I think I'll call it "Here a Chick, There a Chick"!
I went in the ditch between the blocks and am now working on each block individually, but simply. The back fabric, while cotton, is a bit heavier than usual. I think it's curtain or upholstery weight, which is OK because I'm not that fancy a quilter anyway. It's purple, so I will have to go out and get some dark, dark blue for the binding. This will keep me busy in between bouts of baking, laundry, reading, and just gazing at the snow pouring out of the sky!