Sunday, August 2, 2020

Monday Meanderings 8 - 3 - 2020

Welcome August!  If you are counting days 'til Christmas there are 144 days. (Really?) And, there are 93 days to the election.  Have you figured out how you are going to vote?  We were very pleased with the election we voted in  during the pandemic.  We were able to request our ballots on line.  Once we filled it out we could return it to the local Office of Elections.  It was only 2 miles or so away from our house.  Very easy to get the ballot through the mail, fill it out, and return it in person. We'll be repeating that experience in November. 

On to my goals from last week.  Here's what I was working on. 

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

Here's a peek at the 2 quilts I bound last week. 

We are going to get some some rain and winds from Isaias. Once the weather dries up I'll get full photos of these two quilts to share. 

Once the customer picks up her quilt I'll try to post a picture of it. It turned out really well. The Silver Lining QAL blocks are all done.  I've started sewing the blocks together.  Hopefully the top will be done by next week. 

Once again the poor propeller blocks have not been put on the design wall. No doubt I'll bring them out once the Silver Lining tops is finished. I'm also still working on the dog blocks and have made some progress.  At least I'm not threatening to put them back in a box for another decade! 

Here's next week's goals. 


Finish Sewing Silver Lining Blocks into top

Quilt customer quilt (another one.) 

Plan dog top and make fillers as needed

Visit new quilt store opening 8/3! 

Propeller blocks! 

Yes, we have a new quilt store opening soon.  We've been without a local store for about a year.  I'm hoping to do some shopping soon! 

Wait, I did do some shopping last week.  I belong to the group Sew Its For Sale, a group on Groups.IO.  People list fabrics, patterns, books and notions for sale, generally discounted compared to current prices.  Someone had a group of purple fabrics available. I fell for them. Voila! New to me purples! These will show up in my July fabric statistics. And I've already used a piece from one of them. 

Remember when I was painting a quilt block? You can read a little bit about it here. I finally finished it. Pat put the final coating on it and made a hanger for it. Now it is hanging on the wall of our deck. It's 24" square. Much smaller than blocks on barns but definitely a fine size for our deck. 

I'm looking forward to spending some more time in the studio this week. I'm really hoping I can figure out those dog blocks.  They've been waiting since the mid 90s.  I think that is long enough! 

I'm linking up with my favorite linky parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Design Wall Monday. I'm sure there must be something new I'd like to try! 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie  


  1. I love your mini barn quilt. It looks great on the deck. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  2. we will request the absentee ballots - I'm not sure when they are available so will have to be watching for it - although our daughter works at the library and they always post most local information about voting on their website so I should know in advance from her.

  3. Your new purples are great! We have applied to vote by mail.

  4. I’ve requested a mail-in ballot. Voting in person doesn’t seem like a good idea this year. Nice job on the quilt block. It looks wonderful on your deck.

  5. Colorado, where I live, has all mail-in ballots and we love it! It comes in the mail, but we return it to a drop box at the county building. Your new purples are pretty - I was just shopping at my LQS for some purple fat quarters this morning and didn't find much. Your barn quilt for the deck is wonderful - what a good idea!

  6. Don't you just love binding? Your purples are a great find and that mini barn quilt is beautiful....just beautiful!

  7. How fun to get lots of new purple fabrics! It's my smallest stash color, which is probably true for many people :)

  8. Perfect purples. August is Purple in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Not sure if you played along. Your Barn Quilt Block is too cute. Not thinking about Christmas this year - just the election.


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