Sunday, November 8, 2020

Monday Meanderings 11 - 9 - 2020

Aren't you glad all the election ads are over?  And way to go Americans for getting out and voting.  Whether you voted on Tuesday or early you participated in the most important part of our life: democracy.  Everyone can vote, and boy howdy, did we.  So give yourself a big pat on the back. 

As I mentioned last week I'm moving my goals back to Monday but will be linking up with To Do Tuesday once it becomes available.  Hopefully I will remember to do that each week! 

So much better news on the goals front this week.  I succeed on most of my goals. 


Design t shirt quilt ✔️and begin cutting and stabilizing (didn't get this started..)

Finish sewing snowball blocks together✔️

Get going on baby quilt✔️

Finish adding “stuff” to landscape quilt ✔️I think I'm done but will check in a week or so whether it needs anything else.  Sharon reports it takes a long time to quilt it as everything needs to be stitched....ugh.

Here's the snowball blocks all sashed. (I've already removed it from the design wall and hid it away in the to-be-quilted closet.  I'm not sure whether I'll add a border or not.  Usually I don't but I thought I would audition some in a few weeks.  I find it interesting that the corners that used light colors look so different to the darker corners.  I may have to do one where the sashing and the corners are the same. What do you think? 

The baby quilt has been started.  Next up I need to sash the blocks -- the best part is I have the fabric (from stash!) and fabric for the cornerstones. After that it is borders which I'll need to shop my stash or a store. It isn't going to be very big -- maybe 40" square. No pictures yet.

And here's what's being worked on this week:


Cut & stabilize T Shirts; share pics auditioning sashing fabrics with customer

Sash baby quilt; find borders and backing (either stash or store) 

Start another basket - purple 

Vacuum studio floor; clean off surfaces

I've let my floor go for way too many weeks.  It's time to get all the threads off. And, if I'm going to do the floor than the furniture surfaces need to be straightened up and cleaned off too.  

What I forgot to add to my list last week was make the next set of blocks for FCQ Equilter.  Now, honestly, these shouldn't have taken 2 days but, yes, yes they did take 2 days.  I  kept making mistakes. Bummer.  

It turns out Sharon had actually finished hers yesterday.  She and I were texting about them and I couldn't figure out why it didn't sound like what I was doing.  She texted a picture.  Nope, I wasn't doing the right block.  Well, actually the block was the same but the color way was different.  THANK goodness we were communicating.  The pattern comes from Missouri Star Quilting so if you want to make some you can follow along with Jenny.  When I started Saturday, I chose to just search for Bear's Paw.  I came up with a whole different color way. White was actually used as the paws.  The triangles were made from jelly rolls.  What a difference that made in the look.  So Sat's effort was scrapped and Sunday's finally got done. (Hey, I was also enjoying some time just reading!) I've finally decided I'll save whatever pieces I can from my Sat efforts but I suspect most will be hitting the trash. (yes, I made lots of mistakes!) 

Today I'm linking up with 4 linky parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday and To Do Tuesday. (I'll be back tomorrow and Tuesday to link up the last two parties.) And, I hope to spend more time surfing than I have recently.  How about you? 

I leave you with this crazy azalea currently blooming in a house down the street from us.  I can't blame the azalea all that much.  We had freezing weather for a several days a few weeks back. And then temps popped back up.  We've been enjoying temps in the mid 70s for about a week.  No wonder it thought spring had come!  I saw several other flowers blooming when I took my walk today. It was 76 degrees and low humidity. And it's continuing for several more days.

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Love your bear paw blocks, especially the blueish green one. The snowball quilt is beautiful too, looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

  2. The snowball quilt came together nicely! It looks like one I would enjoy looking at up close - all those fun prints! I like the bearpaw blocks, too, although it's too bad you had to make them more than once. I need to vacuum in my sewing room, too - lots of little threads everywhere!

  3. Nice to see all the green checkmarks on your list, Bonnie! If you added sashing/cornerstones on the perimeter of the quilt that would complete the "frame" and you could skip a border. Interesting bearpaws with the solid/print contrast.

  4. Great job on checking everything off of your To Do list last week. Bear Paws are fun blocks. From your description, it sounds like you originally made reverse bear paws. Good luck with this week’s goal list.

  5. The Snow Ball quilt is so deliciously scrappy! And I’m loving your bear paw blocks!


  6. I love your snow ball quilt and the bear paw blocks, too! I'm just as confused about the seasons as that azalea -- hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away!

  7. Hi Bonnie! I see what you mean about the snowballs with dark corners. I think it's a great look but I can see how it would look totally different with sashing/cornerstones are the same. I'm wondering who the t-shirt quilt is for. Those are a lot of work but I do love the end result. That azalea looks quite happy and so pretty blooming. I love the fabrics you chose for your bear paw blocks! I've never made that block that I recall, but it needs to on my to-do soon. Thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. You can get a completely different look if you sash with the same tone that's in the corners of the snowball blocks. Congrats on all the progress on last week's list. Hope you've made good progress on this week's list. Happy stitching this weekend.

  9. Beautiful snowball top, I love your blocks

  10. Interesting comments here about the corners of the snowball block and the sashing being the same or different. So many options to think about, even when the pattern doesn't change - the fabric choices/colors make a change. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Mondays, Judy


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