Most of my week was spent on the Alabama T Shirt quilt. I had it sewn together and then loaded on Ruthie 2. Since it was loaded by Friday afternoon/Saturday morning I decided I might as well get to the quilting part. I finished the quilting on Sunday afternoon. Yee haw! Next up is binding. Although I may start it tomorrow, I doubt I will finish it until next week.
This Wednesday I drive to Columbia, Maryland to work at the Faithful Circle Quilters' show. It is always a fun time for me as I get to spend time with lots of my old friends and make some new ones too. Do you live anywhere near Columbia? If so please stop in to view the show. Here's the show flier with all the details. I believe we will be hanging over 250 quilts. And, there are vendors. Somehow I always seem to come home with some goodies from the vendors. I hope to see you there!
In my spare sewing time I've been making Garlic Knots. The pattern was originally in the January/February 2014 Quiltmaker. Bonnie Hunter used the block in her column Addicted to Scraps. I've enjoy making the block several times. This time it was Beth's choice for FCQEquilter's block. I went a bit wild making them -- they are so easy. And, I also was able to find some of the squares in my 2" squares bin. Double bonus. Here are the 9 (yes, I did go wild!) 9 blocks! Hum, didn't notice I left one block leaning the wrong way. We were told to use bright colors.
Progress is being made on my goals except cutting a kit for the May retreat. It's started but I haven't done much except to move it out of the way recently. Sigh. The other three projects saw progress. I'm continuing to make the string blocks for the Jamestown Landing quilt. Not my favorite blocks but they are progressing.
April 2, 2018
Sew T Shirt quilt into a top√
Sew backing for T shirt quilt√
Cut one quilt kit for May retreat UGH Nope!
Continue to work on Jamestown Landing√
I'll be up in Columbia, Maryland for half of the coming week. So I don't have high expectations in terms of quilting goals. But I'll definitely make progress on some of these goals.
April 9, 2018
Bind T shirt quilt
Continue to work on Jamestown Landing
Visit Sharon & work the FCQ Quilt Show
Stitch on little bunny piece
Are you experiencing weird spring weather? We certainly are! We woke up to snow on the grass and deck Sunday morning. April snow? Yep. It was pretty much gone by Monday morning. Today we've had more flurries but no accumulation. I'm ready for a little my warmth. Rumor has it that it will hit 80º(F) on Friday. Good grief... it was below freezing at night just a day or so ago and then up to 80?
I'm linking up with my normal parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. You know the drill: spend a few minutes seeing what folks are doing across the internet! I will be.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie