Sunday, July 26, 2020

Monday Meanderings 7 - 27 - 2020

Are you getting more forgetful the longer this Covid issue goes on?  I  am.  I keep forgetting little things. Oops, did I forget to brush my teeth?  Why did I walk downstairs?  Mostly, the things I forget aren't really that important.  It's just I notice it more these days.  Oh well.  I did remember to work on almost all of my goals.  Let's take a look at last week's goals to see how I did. 

Goals 7-20
Quilt another personal quilt ✔️ Pictures to come. 
Make more blocks: dogs✔️, Winter paper pieced✔️, CP ✔️ Finished: 1 dog, 2 penguins, 2 more CP in the works. 
Finish Painting Wood Block ✔️ Picture to come. 
Set the airplane blocks from last year’s Rainbow Scrap.  Didn't even look at this - no room on the design wall.

I have sworn off paper piecing for a while after I finished two new penguin blocks.  I auditioned some sashing -- but no.  So, I'll wait for a new quilt store to open next month to check for fabric there.  This guy will be even cuter when he gets his eyes.  He's suppose to have a belly button. I know he's hatched from an egg but Mary designed him and the other one I made as belly button penguins just for laughs.  

Hum, I wonder if I actually finished a dog this week. Oops, nope that was last week.  I did traced some Wonder Under to do a couple of appliquéd dogs.  Maybe I'll actually make one or two this week. 

I didn't take pictures of the 2 CP blocks I started.  Last year the guild made blocks from the book The Anniversary Sampler by Donna Lynn Thomas. I started late but I think I've finished 13 and have 3 in progress now.  Two need to be hand appliquéd down and one I just tried to do a quarter of it as it had "Y" seams. That went ok so I'll do the rest over this week. I'm aiming for 25 blocks.  You can see other blocks here.  (And look under it for the bunny block I'll be talking about below...) I haven't decided if I like the big floral print I've used as the surrounding of the blocks in the link.  I may need to tone that down a LOT.  But I have about 5 yards of the fabric that needs to be used. It's 30 years old or so.  Time to GO! I'll probably incorporate  6" blocks not in the book because I'm not that interested in all the blocks

The little bunny block is part of the Silver Lining Quilt Along.  The last block comes out this week and it is time to decide what to put with the blocks.  So here are two choices for a square of fab between the blocks.  Do you like the bunnies? Or do you prefer the white polka dots on pink.  I sure hope you said the white polka dots on pink because I don't have enough of the bunnies to use them. Plus a lot of the blocks have either the bunny fabric or the flower fabric on the edges and you just lose the block. I've got three blocks to finish before I can put this together.  These blocks might be two doll quilts. Or a really small baby quilt. 

Bonnie Hunter's Easy Breezy block challenge. I just really like this one and wanted to share it.

And I nearly forgot to add my goals for this week. I don't often have customer quilts to quilt.  But all of a sudden I'm getting more interest.  I've got 2 in house although one needs a batting and I'm waiting for new thread. And, another one is coming in soon. Hum.  As long as I have time to do my own quilting and piecing! 

Goals 7-27 
Quilt Customer Quilt
Bind Pirate Quilt
Bind Braid Shuffle Quilt
Finish blocks for Silver Lining QAL
Set the airplane blocks from last year’s Rainbow Scrap

It's time to start surfing the web now.  Join me by going to these linky parties and seeing what folks are working on.  I don't know about you but I keep getting more and more ideas.  I'm trying to finish things but I may just bust out a new project one of these days!  Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and Main Crush Monday.  I sure hope I remember to come back and link with these parties!  

I leave you with a sign of the times. We were out a few times later in the week and threw the masks in the washer.  But we hung them up to dry.  Hum, maybe we should have dried them as the heat gets pretty intense in the drier but not so much in the washer.  At least they are clean and well spun. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. nice the little penguin...i've tried to avoid starting new things and doing pretty well so far...but it sure is tough!

  2. I read in a couple places that the heat of the summer sun in the car will kill the germs on the masks if you lay them out on the floor or car seat when you go in the house but not in the winter when it is cold. So right now I do wash the masks if we wear them a lot but otherwise I leave them in the car in the hot sun. I find I am more likely to forget what day of the week it is then anything else.

  3. I washed all of my masks on Saturday and threw them in the dryer for 10 minutes before hanging them to dry. Yes, the pink fabric with polka dots was my choice before I read your explanation. Love the penguin block!

  4. Thanks for the reminder that masks need to be washed! The penguins are cute indeed -- and kudos to you for patience in paper-piecing them.

  5. That is a really cute penguin block - maybe the best one I've seen! I like your BH block all in purple, too. I've been hand washing our masks and letting them air dry outside - hoping that is enough!

  6. Oh my gosh, YES! The forgetfulness is driving me crazy. Covid-fog ....nothing is normal and our poor brains just can't cope.

    Hope you have a great evening. DK

  7. I don't think you need the heat of the understanding is that the soap is what really breaks down the virus. It dissolves the outer fatty layer. You made lots of really cute blocks this week! That penguin really made me smile :) I'm not more forgetful lately, but my motivation is definitely missing in action!

  8. Very fun penguin. You've were very productive last week. Love your Silver Lining blocks and color choices. Hope this week has been as good.


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