Happy Mother's Day
I spent the day happily
working playing in the studio. Both of my children called so we had great chats. It's always fun to catch up.
Friday afternoon I drove down to the Richmond area and made a stop at Quilter's Corner. I got there just as a huge cloud unloaded rain for at least an hour and included some lightning and thunder. I was happily searching the store for some fabric to make a new wall hanging. I found some great batik and made the purchase. The rain had slowed quite a bit so no big deal driving out to my friend's house. Dorothy is a certified Studio 180 teacher. She has the most beautiful quilts hanging around her house. It was like a personal quilt show to see what she's been making over the last few years.
Early the next morning we went to our guild meeting (Country Piecemakers in Powhatan.) It was a lot of fun to catch up with friends I hadn't seen since July. After the meeting Dorothy got started on giving us lots of hints and help to make a LeMoyne Star block using Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool.
I should have finished one star in the appx 3 hours we were working on it but I made a major mistake -- I forgot to trim the points before I tried to sew them together. Out came Jack to do his thing. I did succeed in getting half a star finished. We didn't have lunch and I was getting hangry so decided I would finish at home. A quick fast food lunch and back on the road to home.Here's my finished star. If you look carefully you'll notice the center doesn't come together as well as it should. It's very close. But, I'm not redoing it. I think the next one I make will finish at 12". The one shown is 8". The previous one I made was 6. I'm thinking of using the colors of the polka dots to make more stars. There is a pattern that comes with the tool that uses a bunch of different size stars together. I suppose I should keep making some so I get better at matching the points.
On to my goals this week. Um, not quite successful there. I really didn't count in the fact that I would be gone for a day and a half when I set these goals. Oh well. Here's last weeks:
Border doggy tumbler ✅
Quilt ✅and bind one of my quilts
Start cutting-table clean up ✔️ — started but a little more to do
Put together green scrap basket ✅
Pull a UFO to work on — nothing done
Here's a sneak peek of the bunny quilt I finished quilting. Binding will go on this coming week I hope.
I finally finished the green basket for my fabric scraps.
Begin red table runner
Pull a UFO to work on
Quilt daughter Jenny’s quilt
Bind a bunny quilt
I'm worn out so will end here with my favorite Monday linky parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and To Do Tuesday.
I'll try again to hit up To Do Tuesday. Shame on me for forgetting! Done! Join the parties and let's start surfing.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie