Monday, May 11, 2020

Monday Meanderings 5 - 11 - 2020

What a week!  I got so much done.  I'll be sharing a few things today and must remember to share the rest later.  First up I made 8 log cabin blocks for Virginia Star's raffle quilt 2021. Here are my 8 blocks. It was fun to try two different settings before I mailed them off. I've made log cabin quilts before but these blocks surprised me.  For the most part the red and green blocks have the same value.  But wow, the two colors really showed a lot of contrast, something I didn't anticipate.  I'm looking forward to seeing the whole quilt. 

One of the things I finally got to was updating my UFO list.  To be honest I haven't gone through the whole list.  Somehow I have 56 projects on my list. (I have already moved 3 projects to completed tops and one to completed quilt.)  I've been going through them to see if I really want to complete the projects or whether I want to get rid of them. 

Here's my next project.  I've had these 16 striped blocks for years. This will be my next UFO project. I didn't like them lined up next to each other.  So I decided they would work better with sashing.  Here are the ones I tried.  Which do you prefer? Green, yellow or blue?  I'll be working on this project during the week so please let me know which you like better.  And, why.  I think the pink on top will be a border. Or would it work to sash them in groups of four and use all of these colors, including the pink?  Hum?  


 One of the reasons I was excited about last week was I made a lot of progress.  Here are the goals from last week and how I did. 
1) Sewing all the churwndash blocks into a top.Done
2) Loading and quilting my granny square blocks on Ruthie.I'm working on the binding. 
3) Starting a new quilt.I'll have the top done by next week.
4) Updating my spread sheet on UFOs. UFO list is started but I still need to work on the batting pieces. 

This weeks goals: 
1) Finish the new top. 
2) Quilt star table runner.
3) Put together stripe blocks into a top.
4) Update the batting spread sheet. 
I'm linking up with Oh Scrap!, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Design Wall Monday. I'm also going to spend some time surfing the web to see what people have been making this last week.  How about you?  

Our yard is looking amazing these days. Here is one of our azaleas blooming in two colors. The birds have been hitting the bird feeders like crazy which is fun to watch.  Pretty soon I'll put out the hummingbird feeder.  Finally this week we'll be getting some warmer days.  Or maybe hot days.  We had freeze warnings last night and by next Sunday the temps are predicted to be in the 80s.  Quite a change! 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Sounds as though you're back on track! It lifts your spirits, doesn't it? My preference is for lime green with pink.

  2. I agree with Nann - lime green and pink. Is it common for azaleas to bloom in two colors? Fascinating

  3. I like the blue sashing as my eye is more on the blocks than the sashing.That's not true for the yellow and lime green sashings.

  4. I always say green, but I think I like the blue better.

  5. To me, the blue seems less distracting, which I think is what Yvonne is saying.

  6. I would try the blue sashing with a green border. :)

  7. The blue makes the blocks GLOW!!! Go for blue!

  8. Wow! Those stripe blocks practically vibrate! I like the blue best, but using all three colors would be neat, too. Your yard is gorgeous :)


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