The end of the month is upon me and I needed to get my backside in high gear and get my minis in the mail on time so yesterday afternoon/evening was dedicated to completing them. I would never want the groups' hostess to send me a nasty gram about being late. (I hear she can be a real witch when riled up!)
First I worked on adding borders to Bea's center block for the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin. I had all sorts of ideas of what sorts of borders to add and ended up doing something totally different from anything else I previously considered. What sort of border did I add, you ask? Well I can't show you! It's a mystery. Remember? Besides she reads my blog and I certainly don't want her to have any clues until the end. Sneaky, very sneaky I am. And I like it that way.
What I will show you is this (Sorry about the sideways picture. Darn Blooger upload again that I can't get to correct). She is expecting a baby girl this summer and requested it be kept Pink in honor of her new little sweetie. Needless to say that I had more than enough pink scraps left over from the Pretty In Pink baby quilt and others pulled from my stash to choose from. I tested lots of them but I'm not going to tell you which one (s) I chose. You're tough out of luck. You'll just have to wait like she does. Neener, neener, neener!
Next up is my center blocks for the Halloween See Saw Swap. I actually am doing 2. We had an uneven number of ladies sign up so I have to play twice. Not a bad thing in my book since I love this holiday.
Anyone who knows a little about me would have guessed that The Ghastlies had to be part of one of my center blocks. I so love this line! Since I didn't have the new main prints yet, I used the one from last year. I'm calling it "The Ghastlie Gals". When I looked at the characters on the panel, this section slapped me right in the face (and you wonder how I got the pink cheeks) This is perfect! Why? Well this represents me and my daughter, my 3 sisters huddled together and my mom over in the right corner peaking at what we are up to. We are a very close family don't ya know.
The temptation to do another Ghastlie starter block was really strong but I resisted. Something totally different was in order. Besides it gave me a chance to play with all my ghostly fabrics to choose just the right ones. This is what I came up with. I don't like prints with swirls at all! No, not me. LOL
Now which of my partners get the
pain pleasure of adding to which center block?. I'm not telling even if you try to bribe me with fresh lobster and fine wine. You can try though. I never turn down lobster!
They are off in the mail today and shortly I'll be receiving another mini round robin piece to work on. I have to admit that I'm quickly becoming addicted to minis and I'm betting there are a lot more in my future. There are a lot of bare walls that need decorating in this new house.