I also had time to redo the first three blocks of my Super Penguin Quilt---much better!!!
I have two complete blocks done for the Dancing With Stars Quilt.
The January Block of the Riley Blake Mystery BOM. I have to admit I was on the fence about whether or not to join in on this one. And I wasn't too excited about my fabric choices either. I bought them at a great price from Etsy quite awhile back but hadn't found the right project for them. Since I'm trying to work from my stash I pulled them out and got to work. I am LOVING the way this block looks! If the others come out looking as good as this one, it may make a great quilt for a baby girl.
I picked up the rest of my Madrona Road fabrics for the challenge. I couldn't find any solids that I liked so I picked up the Sprouts in Graphite and Haystack in Brown and Farmstead in Robins Egg for the backing. It will have a scrappy binding to finish it off. It is now all sewed together and ready for quilting.
I am always reading on people's blogs about how terrible JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, and Hancock's are. I have to say that I disagree. I picked up 25 fat quarters of Denise Schmidt fabrics from various lines for less than $40 this weekend. And 15 yards of the warm and natural batting (90" wide) for less than $80. JoAnn's also carries Kona solids, Alexander Henry, and Legacy Studios. And I have gotten a great deal on some Alexander Henry fabrics at Hobby Lobby. I can't say that I actually shop at Hancock's much so I'm not sure what they have :). I am not a paid representative for any of these stores, I just think they may have gotten a bad rap because of the quality of the fabrics that they have carried in the past but I will continue to shop at these stores buying designer and non-designer (blenders basically) fabrics at a wonderful discount.