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