For those of you who were wondering...yes, I am still alive. The new day job I took at the end of October has really heated up, I've had 2 sick kids and a few snow days thrown in for good measure. My sewing time suffered terribly!
But last weekend I managed to squeeze in Block 9. It's called Lakeside Retreat, but Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. It was one of, if not the most complicated piecing blocks so far. I am very happy with my progress and the improved sharpness of my points.
My blocks are getting closer and closer to the target 12 1/2" square every month. Progress is good!
Here is the best part! As a treat to myself, for weeks of hard work, I broke down and bought both the finishing kit AND the backing kit for this quilt.