Sunday, April 7, 2019

Monday Meanderings 4 - 8 - 2019

On Saturday my design wall looked like this.  I laid out both sets of Friendship Star blocks and decided it made a lot of sense just to sew them together.   I've ordered some red to use as a backing. There is a good likelihood they will be done in the next month or so.  Both will be given away.  I've got a few things on the side of my design wall that probably should be either done or taken down.  Don't hold your breath on either of those things happening. 

Today I worked on this snowflake block.  Ugh... not happy with my original plan. 

This is going to Jack's Basket as part of Hands 2 Help.  They are looking for smaller quilts -- 36" square approximately.  The snowflake and the grey border are about 18" so I thought the corner 9 patches and border would bring it up closer to 36". I often ask Sharon or Beth for advice on quilts that are not going together well.  Sharon nixed the softer blue -- too blah.  And the 9 patches are out of scale with the original block.  Darn, I hate it when she is right.  Back to the drawing board.  I'm going to see what else might go around that block.  Hum, what are the chances of me having any snowman fabric in the right color?  So this one needs to stay on the goals list this week.  

My goals list did a great job of keeping me focused this week. Everything got moved forward.  
April 1, 2019
Hand quilt on old Christmas quilt 
Finish blocks for Hearts for Gumboat
Begin work on the snowflake quilt
Pick a UFO to work onactually, sewed the blocks together so they go in the to-be-quilted closet
Work on next granny block quilt

This coming week I'll continue to focus on my hand quilting even if only for a couple of hours.
April 8, 2019
Load & begin quilting Mystery of Powhatan quilt
Begin sashing granny blocks for larger quilt
Finish border on snowflake quilt
Hand quilt on old Christmas quilt
Plan aqua pillow shams 

I don't have much going on this week so there is a good chance I can get a good start and perhaps finish some of these items.  

I'm linking up with my regular parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. I'll check back later to add the other link.  I enjoyed time checking other blogs.  It's addictive and I come away with so many great ideas.  Hope you check out a few too. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Thats what I need, a design wall. Then I wouldn't have been backwards sewing. I love the snowflake block, I'll have to check back for a finish.

  2. i really like those stars!! the backgrounds on them are really pretty!

  3. You're right about the border for the Missouri Puzzle blocks. Hope you can figure out something snappy--and easy! The varied Friendship Stars look great.


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