What a week! I spent the first part of the week doing a bit of extra cleaning around the house and the studio. Then I spent Thursday evening through Monday morning having a wonderful time with Sharon who came for an in-house retreat for the two of us.
One of the things she wanted to do was find backings for 4 or 5 quilts. We headed over to Jo Anns to do a bit of shopping. Wow -- 22 yards of fabric later she had backings chosen, 2 bonus yards of fabric she hadn't seen in a while and replenished some of her patriotic fabrics. (This in addition to the 9 yards of batting I bought for her on sale last week.)
We kept Ruthie busy with two charity quilts. Unfortunately Ruthie was being picky so it took longer than it should. Both of these quilts are actually mystery quilts sponsored by one of her guilds.
They were designed by Mary Ellen Hopkins. The one Sharon is holding is A Patchwork Puzzle and is available on Marsha McCloskey's web site for free. I need to check in with Sharon to see who designed the other one. I thought it was also a Judy Hopkins design and offered free on Marsha's web site but couldn't find it. However, there are two other free mysteries available on this web site. If I can find the pattern for the second quilt I'll pass it along.
Start a new quilt - fabrics and pattern picked but not started
Quilt one of my quilts✅
Make red table runner - started
Have fun with Sharon! ✅
This week's goals:
Finish red table runner (or mat?)
Cut out and sew a new quilt
Bind quilt from Chunky Churn Dash Quilt
Quilt another of my quilts.