First off I got one of the big sailboats made Here's what it looks with a few of the little ones around. Too cute. I've got the second one half done. I cut one of the triangles the wrong size. (Small rant: I hate it when magazines or patterns don't tell you the size of a sub-unit. If I had known the triangle for the big boat's sail was to be cut 5 3/4" right off I wouldn't have miscut and then have to figure out what the correct size was. I prefer to cut my triangles slightly larger and then cut to the exact right size. End of rant.) I'm looking forward to getting the top together and then figuring out the borders. It's a charity quilt for Project Linus in Columbia, Maryland. Hopefully it will be done in time to be in the Faithful Circle Quilter's show May 1, 2, and 3. If you are in the area please plan on attending. In the past we have hung about 300 quilts of every style. I'll have 5 quilts hung but I've only decided on 2 for sure. I still need to go through my quilts to see what to include. Registration deadline is at the end of this month.
Next up are the napkins I made at an embroidery class I am taking at the local Bernina dealer. Free class but buying the designs is adding up. That said I would never have thought to buy a design to embroider the edges of napkins. But look how cute they are. I'm hoping I'll have time to make four placemats to go with them and then donate all of it to the local Lions Club's auction at their bull roast in April.
These new fabrics came in Saturday. I was surprised to see green again but when I checked their website I saw that this month's were a darker green. Hum, Not really as dark as I would have thought. The far left fab is very much the color received in the fall. I love getting these fabrics each month even if it does shoot the heck out of my fabric usage. I have 2 more months until I've been with them for a year. I'll probably cancel in 3 months as I really liked the grays sent the first month I was a member and you can always use a nice gray. I still have reds and yellows to come. If you want to join go to http://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com and click on Monthly Clubs.
We've had another small snowstorm since last I wrote. The one predicted for Tuesday has been downgraded to a rainstorm. And look what I found this week when the weather hit the 70's! The forsythia has started blooming but isn't going wild yet. We moved three bushes this winter so they would have room to spread out and fill in. I doubt they'll bloom as nicely as they will in years to come. They might still be a bit shocked that we moved them.
Take time this week to peruse the design walls across the internet. Go visit Patchwork Times to find the links.
Here's a quick look at my goals last week.
Week of March 17, 2014
Quilt a baby quilt√
Make turquoise Color Challenge block√
Play on EQ 7 to continue learning the program√
Sew Mystery Quilt Blocks together√ in rows
Make sailboat blocks√ Need to finish one
Sew center of sailboat quilt together oops
And here is what I've got planned for this week.
Week of March 24, 2014
Quilt Jane’s baby quilts (2)
Make a bunny
Bind my baby quilt
Make sample lotto block for CP
Sew Sailboat Quilt together
Decide and make borders for Sailboat Quilt
Load QOV quilt
We'll see how I do. I do try hard to focus on what I've put on the list but sometimes I just wander. Or more likely, I start reading a book and don't spend as much time in the studio. Not a bad way to spend some time but it doesn't get me through the items I want to get done.