Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday Meanderings 4 - 11 - 2016

Yikes! It's Monday again.  I've had my nose to the grindstone this week.  Or perhaps it is more my foot to the pedal!  The doggy quilt has become a top.  I sewed the blocks into the top.  Purchased some cute little doggy paws for the border and got it on.  I even found a nice big hunk of light grey Kona cotton in my stash to use as the backing with the addition of some more blocks that came from the dog panel I purchased.
You should be able to click on the picture and enlarge it.  After it was together I realized that the side blocks might get cut off after it is quilted.  Bummer.  But I was ready for this to be finished so I'm not changing it!  I'll quilt it early next week and pass it on to the Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue for their fund raising. You can see part of the front here

As I was finishing the backing I started sewing together a few 9 patches to use in the disappearing 9 patch that the local quilt guild is making for Quilt of Valor presentations in July. I need to make 7 more blocks, cut them and then sew the top together.  Hopefully I'll have time to do it between now and the next meeting.
Wednesday I head north to Maryland to Faithful Circle Quilt Guild's biannual show.  For the last 8 years or so I have gone up and spent part of the week helping at the show. I'll be back up working at the end of this week.  I've maintained my membership but I don't get up there all that often.  I do go to the retreats, sometimes I get to a class and a meetings occasionally.  I figure working the show for three days is a good way to give back to the group aside from just paying my dues.   It is a great show held in Columbia, Maryland.  If you are near the area come for a visit.  

I was a super woman this week on goals.  I did way more than I thought I could but still have a little bit unfinished. (Really, was I that vague with sew rows together? What rows, which quilt?)
April 4, 2016
Finish sewing the rows together
Figure out borders
Make or buy backing for Slide Show
Put borders on Boy donation quilt
Make backing for Boy donation quilt

Finish small zippered pouch oops!

What wasn't on there and I did was I've got the Boy donation quilt quilted.  I still need to put the binding on but hopefully that won't take all that long. So here's what's coming up this week.
April 11, 2016
Quilt 2 small antique 9 patch quilts
Make and apply binding to antique quilts
Work Faithful Circle Quilt Show
Finish small zippered pouch
Cut out triangles for a red, white & blue quilt
Enjoy a sewing day with Sharon

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  1. My goodness, your accomplished goals show that you were a dynamo this week. Well done!

    Seeing your blocks, reminds me that I need to make another DNP quilt with my red, white, and blue scraps.

  2. Well done on achieving so many of your goals this week! It's a great feeling when we accomplish what we set out to do. Maybe a list is what I need!

  3. You did really well on this week's goals. Enjoy working at the quilt show. Hope you get to spend some time with your friends from the guild.

  4. I think you're ahead of the game just writing down your goals. It makes them easier to be accountable to. You seem to have done very well it spite of not completing them all. I don't think I ever finish a list, but it's great to be able to carry that part over til the next week. More than not, we've all wound up adding things we didn't write down in the first place. It's just that the list keeps us moving in the right direction, I think. Good for you!

  5. Maybe I should try writing down my weekly goals - it would probably help keep me on track. You made such good progress on yours, you go girl! I hope you are having fun at the show!


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