Sunday, July 5, 2020

Monday Meandering 7 - 6 - 2020



Some goals were finished, but I became a raccoon and started a new project. I've wanted to do a Lone Star quilt for years and finally decided to give it a try.  I bought Debby Kratovil's Big Block Lone Star pattern.  I wasn't planning to make it right away but as the Fourth of July crept up I decided I needed a wall hanging to hang during patriotic holidays.  So I succumbed to starting a new project.  I jumped in on Friday
I was whipping along and got most of it put together by Friday evening. By the time I quit on Friday I was able to see how the borders were going to look. 

My quilting mojo was low on Saturday.  I was into a book I was reading so I really didn't get much done. I was able to sew the top half to the bottom half. Fast forward to Sunday and I was able to get the borders on. All these fabrics came from my stash. The red and beige were leftovers from wide backs. 
Next up is deciding how I'm going to quilt this.  I'd love to do some fancy quilting on it. But it depends on whether I have computer designs that might work.  I'll be checking out my designs and what's available on line this week.  I also need to look at some lone stars to see how other people quilted theirs.  

Needless to say this little activity caused me to not get all my goals done.  But I did get most done.

W/O 6/29/2020
Bind Ninja Stars quilt✔️ done!
Ninja Stars Done! 

Work on Christmas paper pieced ufo✔️ 5 blocks finished, 4 to go. 
Quilt customer top✔️ finished and returned! 
Load next personal quilt  Picked one but haven't made backing or loaded. 

So here's what I'm planning to work on this week.

W/O 7/6
Load, quilt and bind Pirates Quilt
Make Silver Lining Block 8 & 9
Continue on Christmas paper pieced ufo
Plan quilting for Lone Star quilt 

I also started Bonnie Hunter's Easy Breezy Leader & Ender Challenge. I usually don't participate in these Leader & Ender challenges since I have so many blocks sets waiting to become quilt tops.  But I like this one so much that I've decided to do it. Here's my first one.  I chose 6" blocks but you can also make 4" blocks.  I need to make up some kits so I don't run out when I'm sewing other projects. (the color isn't exactly right on this one... but I did decide that the two dark fabrics need more contrast with the light fabric.) 
Pat and I walk almost every evening.  When we were out the other day we found these flamingos in front of one of our friend's house. 

It turns out a friend of ours had made a donation to Bickford Senior Living for their Alzheimer  Association fund raiser and could arrange for flocks of flamingos to grace a yard. You can read about it here. We are seeing lots of flocks in our neighborhood.  (Just a note -- we live in an active senior citizen community of single family homes that just happens to be right across from Bickford.)  I'm getting a kick out of all these flocks. 

I'm linking up with Oh Scrap, Monday Making, and Design Wall Monday.  Join me as we see what's happening in studios across the world.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 

5 comments:

  1. oooh love those pretty ninja stars!

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  2. sometimes when I get busy with a book I don't get done with much either - the flock of pink flamingos is cute

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  3. That’s a fun fund-raiser! Your Lone Star is stunning - I love it.

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  4. Ha ha! Cute flamingos! Your Lone Star looks really great, too. That's on my to-try list. How big is the star block?

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  5. Love your Lone Star quilt. It will make a great wall hanging for next July 4th. Congrats on all the progress on last week's to do list. Hope you've made good progress on this week's list.

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