Sunday, November 25, 2018

Monday Meanderings 11 - 26 - 2018

We had a great Thanksgiving -- I sure hope you did too!  On the other hand we cooked all morning but we were done eating in an hour or so.  Fun to get all the family together.  Our grands enjoy their cousins and it was fun to be around them.  

I was able to get back to knitting on Theo's sweater.  In fact I finished the body and I'm working on the first sleeve. It's going really fast.  I should finish this sleeve tomorrow and get the second one done by the end of the week.  Then it's on to something old:  a Christmas sweater that I started about ten years ago.  I'll drag it out and photograph it soon. 

I finished the rail fence top.  I used the brighter cranberry solid as sashing because I had enough of it for both the sashing and the binding. (and it lightens up the whole thing.)  It's ready to put on Ruthie, the long arm.  I realized the last time I used her I didn't plug in the laptop that runs her.  So I got the backing loaded but I couldn't actually start quilting until the computer was fully charged.  I probably won't get to it until Tuesday afternoon. It should be completely quilted and bound by the end of the week. See what it looked like before the sashing here

I forgot to show you the last blocks for the FCQ EQuilters. These blocks are going to Northern Virginia -- after I fix one of them!  Did you notice the one that isn't like the others?  It sure looks different when the half triangles are turned wrong! 

And here is one so you can see what it looks like up close. You can get directions for this Missouri Star's You Tube Channel -- look for making a twinkling stars quilt with Jenny. I found it but when I tried to link it with what I found it kept starting in the middle of the tutorial.  It's a really easy block to do. 

I should be starting on the new block soon. It goes to my friend Sharon -- I'll be taking to her in January when I go visit.  I have a month or so to get them done. 

Most of my goals were completed this week.  Yea!  Here's how I did: 
November 19, 2018
Knit on Theo’s Sweater
Finish sewing rail fence quilt together and start sashing
Make some ornaments ?maybe? started 
Clean up 1/8th of the cutting table (Nothing much is happening when I say clean the whole table, maybe only cleaning 1/8th will get me going!) I dusted all around the cutting mat which is cleared off and I cut some scraps into squares and triangles… progress but I need to cut up a lot of scraps to make more of a dent! 
Cook dinner for Thanksgiving 

And this week I'll be working on these items: 

November 26, 2018
Finish socks
Clean another 1/8th of the cutting table. Hey, the first eighth is cleaned! 
Finish Theo’s sweater 
Work on the ornaments
Quilt & bind the rail fence quilt
Bind the Bears in Balloons quilt

I realized this week that I'm almost finished with my pair of socks.  I put them aside when I started on Theo's sweater.  I imagine it will take me less than 30 minutes to finish the last sock.  So I hope to get that done this week. 

I'm linking up with my regular parties:  Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. Let's hope I remember to link up the last two blogs!  I'm going to enjoy seeing what folks are working on this week.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Glad you had a nice holiday -- with knitting and sewing to boot! I like the negative blocks (scrappy background with white triangles rather than the other way 'round). Good stashbuster!

  2. I totally get your table cleaning goals:)

  3. Those stars are so cheerful! Hey, we've all been there, sewn a block backwards or upside down!

  4. The "mistake" block would make a cute quilt, too. Great job on the sweater progress.

  5. I really like how you reversed the colors on the star blocks. I love the solid white for the points and the color on the background. I've often thought about making a 2 color quilt with the background being the colored fabric and the design being white. Seeing your stars have provided more inspiration to do that. Thank you

  6. I love your scrappy Sawtooth Stars. The solid white really makes them stand out. There's something about scrappy quilts that is so comforting. Great color choices for both quilts. I like the way you make weekly goals. Breaking up goals into smaller pieces would probably help me too.

  7. Oh my stars those are so sweet! I love the white points.

  8. Beautiful star blocks -- your friend will surely love her quilt!

  9. 'Clean up 1/8th of the table' cracked me up Bonnie! Maybe that's a tactic I should try since I never seem to finish an entire cleaning job. Love those star blocks and how scrappy they are. They'll look so pretty together. By now you probably have your rail fence top quilted. I look forward to seeing it. I made one for my brother for Christmas, I just have to get it quilted. Hopefully I can get it loaded up soon. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. It's always so fun when family comes to visit! Thanks for linking to MCM!

  10. Two great scrap busting quilts. Well done.


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