Well I didn't quite get my homework completed for the HAD project but I'm close. Just have the final 2 corners to put on the blocks then trim them down to size. I'll get that done tomorrow night and will just have to be a day behind until I can catch up next weekend. I wasn't really planning to do the HAD this month but I really like the pattern. And I had the 9-patch blocks already started with another project that I cut way too many squares for so I figured why not. With the addition of the navy w/white stars to the red/white 9-patches it will make a nice patriotic quilt to donate to one of the organizations collecting quilts for our wounded servicemen.
I'm discovering my stash is getting really low on larger cuts. I had a lot of trouble finding the blue for this quilt. I finally remembered I had a backing piece that was navy with small white stars. I think there was about 5 yds in that piece so I'll have some leftover but I can always find a use for the extra 1-1/2yds later. I'm also discovering I have very few white background fabrics left. I had about an equal amount of cream/tans as I did whites. Now my cabinet is full of the creams and I had trouble finding a white with enough on it to do this project. Guess I need to hit the quilt shop for backgrounds before I go on my fabric diet with Vicky in May. Of course since gift certificates don't count I could always use my JoAnns Creative Cash cards I get for using my JoAnns credit card for all my gas/groceries/etc. and any bills that takes a credit card. I pay the card in full every month and usually end up with $15 to $30 worth of gift cards each month. Keeps me in thread and batting and rotary blades with a bit left over for the odd FQ here and there.