I've been working (more realistically not working) on this for over a year. The center applique was done by Beth. I added everything from the half square triangles out. I felt badly that I kept it so long so decided I would do the squares also. My big goal for this retreat weekend was to put it together. I had a lot of help with how to lay out the squares as they are quite different in terms of how much color is in them. I will be really happy to mail this on to Pam to decide if it needs anything else before she quilts it. It will be donated to Komen in Baltimore.
At the retreat with Country Piecemakers in October last year I started this quilt. If you read the blog I wasn't happy how the stars worked with the stripes. So, I made more stars, found a different stripe and finished this top this weekend. Ok, even though I say it is from the previous quilt -- there is only one star used from the October batch. Sigh... so I made a different quilt with the same colors and more striped fabric. The best news is everything is from my stash. This is ready to be quilted.
I still have a ton of the red and yellow stars and I found a go-with fabric. I just ran out of time during the weekend. I might start on it while I'm here visiting Jenny and family. But, I didn't put that on my goals for this week. How'd I do last week?
Week of May 28
Finish Heidi’s quilt√
Remove everything from cabinets√
Pack up 3 projects for FCQ retreat√
Make block for 1800 block of the month
Trim twin charity quilt
Trim baby charity quilt√
Not bad but not much listed on the goals either.
Week of June 4
Make 1800’s block and write directions
Drive home safely from Maryland
Pick Up sewing machine @ Cottonwood Quilt Shop
Load and quilt a baby quilt on Ruthie
Play with dogs
Work on Scrap Squad #3
Not all that much on my goal list this week. The kitchen is being worked on. Some new cabinets are being put in this week. Sophia and her mom and dad will be visiting with us this weekend. Not much sewing is going to be going on. And, I bet the dogs really want some attention.
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Sophie and I got to play on the swings yesterday afternoon. She sees a camera and immediately says picture. Such a smart girl!