Monday, October 18, 2021

Monday Meanderings 10 - 18 - 2021

For some reason I either don't think to write my Monday blog post on Sunday or I consciously choose not to.  I've been reading a lot lately. I have a few things to share from the week.  Most have to do with my goals or upcoming goals.  

Here's what I did last week. 


Sew 16 patch sawtooth stars together — blocks are together, sashing chosen.

Embroider Halloween shirts for grands — one done, 3 waiting

Make RSC blocks for October — So this one was completely changed. More about that below.  

Continue making blocks from turquoise jelly roll — two or three finished

Border the economy blocks — No pictures yet but completed

I decided before I make more blocks for the RSC I needed to see what I had on hand.  Here's a tentative layout. My thought was to do horizontal rows of each color.  I ran into a problem -- I have 8 colors appx but I didn't want to make a lot more blocks.  Hum, how else could I lay this out?

So I moved everything around and came up with rows of color...

I've already made 3 or 4 new blocks and have 2 more to go. I like this better but I did move several out of the quilt -- most of the pinks a few of the turquoise... I've also chosen to make this a smaller quilt.  Ideally I'd like it 7 x 8 or 42 x 48." And I would have had to make a lot more blocks.  So for right now I'm planning to do a 6 x 6 setting that would make the quilt about 36 x 36." I may change my mind as I finish the last two blocks and then retire them for a bit of time.  My other issue was I used the more "colorful" background fabric in only 1 block.  I've added a couple of more using that fabric to make the one not stick out like a sore thumb.  Any suggestions? Maybe I'll try a random placement of the colors.  But not today. NOTE TO SELF - pick a bigger block than 6" next year! 

Let's see what I think I want to work on this week. 


Embroider 3 more shirts 

Bind pink pig quilt

Try to quilt unicorn panel, bind, and give to guild by Wednesday

Make FCQ Equilters blocks

Continue sewing turquoise blocks together

Road trip to pick up sewing machine

That's enough to keep me busy for the week.  I've got a lot of projects I could be working on but these are the ones I'll try to focus on. (Yes, sometimes I check my list in the middle of the week so I don't go chasing squirrels!) 

Here are the linky parties I'll be joining: 

Oh Scrap

Monday Making 

Design Wall Monday

To Do Tuesday

Grab a cup of tea and enjoy surfing these sites. I've got a quilt to finish loading!  

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. I like both settings of your stars but totally understand 'going with' the smaller size! Thanks for the heads up on the RSC2022 block size...I was thinking about making 6 inch bowties but I didn't even think about the number need to be made!!!

  2. Great Friendship Stars: you can’t go wrong with either setting. How far do you have to travel to pick up your machine? I picked mine up two weeks ago in Cheyenne - about 50 miles to the east.

  3. Those Friendship Stars in the rainbow of colors are so pretty! I also need to start making bigger blocks than 6 inches for my RSC projects. That, or settle for child-sized quilts!

  4. How's about adding an ombre effect to either the diagonal or the vertical setting? You've already done it in the red and purple rows, and almost there with the green.

  5. The color rows look lovely. In the past I have encountered this problem with RSC blocks - how many did I make? or How many more do I need? So I can relate completely. They are cute blocks and will make a lovely quilt in any layout.

  6. Hey Bonnie, I love your friendship Stars, especially with the ombre layout. I actually like your use of a different background on a few. Someone on a blog yesterday mentioned using something "unexpected", and that is what I'm trying to do on a pieced backing today!
    Thanks for linking to To Do Tuesday!

  7. Cute and colorful! I especially like your note to self ... We've all been there, right?!


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