What a busy week this has been. Jenny spent most of a day with us. She had planned to quilt her top on Ruthie but work got in the way. I quilted, she worked remotely. She came bearing gifts: reds from her stash and 4 fat quarters too. They should look great in my Spider Web quilt.
Pat and I got out more than usual by going to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show. From the show here are pictures of two quilts by Claudia Pearce who is also a member of Faithful Circle Quilters in Maryland.
I didn't take many pictures. But I really wanted to get pics of these as I know Claudia. I meant to send them off to her right away but I haven't done it yet.
I did pretty well on my goals along with a little off goal progress. Here's last week's list.
✅Attend Mid Atlantic Quilt Show
✅Make more Red Spider blocks - several more done.
✅Quilt Jenny’s quilt - you can see it here.
Cut pieces for “cupcake” blocks — not this week.
✅Layout Looking Glass Quilt and begin sewing together - see below.
✅Work on SAHRR - I have been thinking but not doing for the last few weeks. I have a plan on how I want to continue but haven't gotten to work on it yet.
Here's Looking Glass, design by Busy Hands Quilts. All the rectangles are ocean related - sea weed, clams, whales and starfish. I hope to hang this at the beach house sometime this spring.
And here's a small section of my off list project. I was able to load this top and quilt it. I generally don't pick dense designs but this was perfect for the grape fabrics. It took over 30 minutes per row! Yikes. There is a reason I like less dense quilting designs. Hopefully I will be able to share the whole quilt on Friday.
I did buy a lot of fabric at the show. All of it was for backing. Here are the first two pieces. One of the vendors had small bolts of fabric for sale. It was all or nothing. I found these two fabrics with 4 yards on each at $6.79 a yard (or something close to it.) The green has already been put on the back of the grape quilt. It should be bound by tomorrow. (I'll show more fabrics in the near future.)
Make more red Spider blocks, Ombre blocks
Bind Grape quilt
Cut pieces for “cupcake” blocks
Finish sewing Looking Glass quilt together, make backing fabric
Work on SAHRR
Start of March’s UFO Challenge Quilt - Easy Breezy blocks to top
Make backing for the little dog quilt, load and quilt
Phew! That's a lot more than I normally list. We'll see how much I get done. I'm hoping to get several tops quilted this month. I need to use some of that new backing fabric!
It's time to get this posted and head for bed. (Yes, I write and post this the night before but still show it as Monday on my header.) You know the drill -- here's the parties I link up with. Hope you can go check them out.
Time to do some reading. I'll link up the rest after they go live.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie
**ARGH** So Monday morning I notice I miss typed the headline Monday Meanderings. I'm not going to fix it because I'm sure it would mess up the links.