Monday is a good day to evaluate what got done last week and to decide what to do during this coming week. Unfortunately my evaluation for last week would be, at best, a C if we were talking grades.
Let's look at what I said I wanted to do. (I really did want to do them but even amid great plans sometimes things happen that mess up the plan.)
1) Sew Happy Blocks together Looked at them, laid one out but no sewing...
2) Border Doggy Tumbler Didn't even look at this one!
3) Make new easy quilt✅ Made a new one (photo to come ) and
4) Quilt and bind one of my quilts✅ Quilted it, binding to come
5) Work on April table runner Planned a little of it! I know what I want to do I just need to do it.
So, yea, not a whole lot got done on the list. Hold on, there is a reason not as much got done from the list. I was asked to quilt a patriotic quilt for a veteran. (I'm saying it that way because the Virginia Star Quilters give quilts to veterans through various organizations. I'm not sure which group is getting this one.) I was told to pick a design that was easy and loose. I picked a nice pattern with stars and some flourishes. Except it wasn't nice and easy. It took forever to stitch across the quilt. Ruthie didn't like working on it and gave me fits. It took a couple of days but it is done. I need to take some pictures to share and give it back to the guild. I made a note not to use that pattern again. I own several really nice, easy patterns to use on quilts for vets.
Here's my plan for this coming week.
1) Make April table runner
2) Bind Space Charms quilt
3) Finish making R, W, B blocks, start sewing together
That's a shorter list than normal but making the table runner may take up all the time. I would like to get it done before Sat. 4/24 but my guess is it will be the following week. Time will tell.
See number 3 above? Here's what I've done on that one so far...
I made the four patches ages ago. Back then I did pick out a pattern to try to make but I was making changes. (The block is a 4.5" square and a 4 patch with a 4 patch and a 4.5" square underneath.) First my 4 patches used 2.5" squares instead of 3.5" squares. I used multiple prints for the reds, blues and white 4 patches. I was "supposedly" making all the blocks the same. Except, when I picked up working on this project after a couple of weeks off I was messing up sewing the initial blocks together. After ripping and sewing and a little more ripping, I made a color copy of the quilt pattern to lay out the blocks. It is not an easy job. I may cut the picture of the rows apart and put one next to each row. I've still got 4 rows left. The pattern called for 3 differing blocks but I think I can do a nice quilt with the one block. I'll keep you posted.
I had a lovely day in Richmond today attending the Virginians Drive In Rehearsal. The Virginians are a barbershop chorus to which Pat belongs. Every other week a group of members meet at a church parking lot and sing from their cars using microphones and a radio set up that gives them the sound of the group singing in real time. It was pretty cool. It was such a nice day many of the folks stood outside to sing. I chose to sit in the car and truth be told I was singing along for most of the time. I didn't get very far on the book I'd planned to read. We took the slow way home and stopped at a favorite barbecue place on the way back.
It's time to link up to the terrific parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and To Do Tuesday. Take some time to go "surfing." It gets me into trouble all the time. (i.e. I'll be buying a cool pattern I saw on a blog last week.)
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie