Good Morning! (Or whatever time it is where you are.) I was gone all weekend and came home exhausted so I'm posting later than usual. More about that at the end of the blog. Now, I'll share my goals progress. Yes there was some progress.
✅Work on Easy Breezy Blocks — blocks sewn in rows
Make a few more Spider Web blocks— nothing done
✅Make shoo fly blocks for SAHRR — some made
✅Prep and work on wool ornaments — prepped but no sewing done
✅Enter quilts for FCQ show in May
Not too bad and being gone 3 days does make a dent in sewing time.
The only quilt picture is of my SAHRR with some of the Shoo Fly blocks I've made. Basically the appliqué and the shoo fly blocks are speculation. I'm still trying to decide how to finish off this top. The left hand appliqué pieces are just pinned on. I still need to figure the math on the Shoo Fly blocks. Do I need to trim the white border to fit them or do something else to make them fit? Do I want them on all sides? Do I have enough of the 3 fabrics to make enough blocks to go all around? Is this feathered star ever going to get done?? Hopefully I'll have answers to all those questions by the end of the week.
Clean up cutting table
Put borders on Stop Tossing
Sew rows together - Easy Breezy Blocks
Make more Shoo Fly blocks for SAHRR
Make a few more Spider Web blocks
Put labels and hanging sleeves on 4 quilts
Um, dare I show you my cutting table that is number 1 on my to do list? Sure. Here it is from three sides. EEK - how did it get so bad?
|Left side. (Which normally is kept pretty cleared off.|
|Center Front -- OH MY GOODNESS!|
|Right Side. I've been trying to cut smaller pieces with my Accuquilt Go. But it is totally out of control.|
Hopefully by Thursday this whole area will look much, much better.
Meanwhile, here's more about what Pat and I did this weekend. As some of you know Pat sings with The Virginians barbershop chorus. This weekend was a combined Central and Southern Division competition for the Mid-Atlantic District. So we headed to Wilmington, DE on Friday morning so he could compete. I usually don't go but agreed to attend this year. And, what a great decision that was!
Barbershop Harmony Society has expanded its membership to women and some chapters, like The Virginians, have embraced it.
The competition for choruses and quartets was wonderful. Friday night was the prelims for 24 quartets. The first one blew me away as did many of them. I didn't see all of them as we had some other things going on -- like finding dinner.
The chorus competition was held Saturday morning. I was able to see quite a few of the choruses. Because it was a combination of divisions there were two first place choruses. I'm proud to say The Virginians came in first in the Southern District. Here they are during their performance.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie