Sunday, March 29, 2020

Monday Meanderings 3 - 30 -2020

Another week in isolation, I mean sheltering at home, for the most part.  Thursday I dropped off my face masks and some of my neighbor's at our local hospital.  They were happy to receive them even considering all the differences in the ones we made. Saturday we hit another grocery store to try to buy some things hubby couldn't find at our regular store the day before. 

I finished quilting the charity quilt for Virginia Star Quilters. I've even found a friend who is willing to bind it!  I may go ahead and make the binding for her.  It shouldn't take long and it will be easy. 

As for my goals this past week.  

1. Talking Turkey to top stage.  Well, it's farther along but not ready to be a top.  I have done all of the sashing so there are little 9 patches around the outside of the top.  Now to decide whether I'm doing anything more or saying "hey, red binding will finish it off nicely."  I'm getting tired of this one but I really need to move it to top stage.  I may give myself a week off and then start up on it again. 
Still need a final border of some sort.  
2. The charity quilt is done.  I'll be trimming it and making binding as mentioned above. 

3. Star Blocks -- nothing got done.  I'll leave it on the list for this coming week. 

3/30 Goals: 

1. Talking Turkey to top stage. (maybe...) 
2. Start trimming the Star Blocks
3. Work on Magic Mountain UFO from the mid 1990's.  I've pulled them out and ironed them.  Here's what I have. I need to replace the odd turquoise one since I can't fix it.  The turquoise with the white print I made last night to make sure I knew what I was doing.  I've pulled 3 more fabrics and will need to pick something else for that odd ball block.  Hopefully, I'll make all the blocks and put this together.  It's probably going to the county senior program.  (And, won't I feel great when I get a very old UFO finished and on its way!) 

I'm not making it an official goal but I am hoping to continue to make Happy Blocks out of a cute baby charm pack I've had a while.  I'm going to be adding a few more to make it four rows instead of three. And, the more I think about it I should make this set 4 x 4.  I'm going to need a lot more blocks. These blocks are pretty easy to sneak in as leader enders.  I've got to find borders to 8 more.  Hopefully this will get some more done this week but I really am going to focus on #2 and #3.  
Girl Happy Blocks.  Oops! Mr Shark won't be in this quilt. 
That's it for this week.  I'm linking up with Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and Main Crush Monday (if it is up.)  Take some time to surf the web.  Since we are home much more now there seems to be enough time to enjoy what others are working on. 

Happy Quilting All.  Bonnie 


  1. fantastic projects! i know what you mean about "isolation"....but unearthing old UFOs and finishing is what we quilters do...right?

  2. May be that is a dolphin dressed like a shark :-D These blocks are like potato chips - you cannot stop at just one for even 40 :-) Stay safe and keep sewing.

  3. I love that you haven't given up on a WIP from the '90s! Rooting for you to make good progress on your to-do list this week! : )

  4. I like the number 3 quilt - Mountain Majesty by Bonnie Hunter?

  5. If I remember correctly, one of my Magic Mtn blocks was incorrect, too. It’s a fun quilt to make though. Talking Turkey is beautiful.

  6. Nice to see what you're working on, Bonnie. What about a skinny red border -- scrappy, maybe -- lots of red strips sewn end-to-end -- with piano keys out of the neutrals? But that may be more work than you want to put into the project at this point.

  7. Talking Turkey is looking good. Hopefully you've made some progress on it so you can finish it off and get it out of rotation. Same with your Magic Mountain, it will feel so good to get that UFO off your list. Stay well and stitch on. It's about all any of us can do at this point.


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