Weather -- it's been a mess for us. It was lovely for the beginning of the week and then the rain came. And it poured, maybe 2" overnight. Ugh. I'm ready for more temperate weather and less rain. I wish I could send the rain West where it is needed so badly. The weather looks dry until the weekend. OH no! (see below.)
On to my goals this week:
✅Work on pyramid class project — I made at least one more row of the triangles -- but they aren't sewn together yet.
✅Start May’s UFO challenge — a small start, I know what I want to do next.
✅Quilt something — customer quilt.
✅Work on Christmas ornaments — I’ve started the first one.
✅Make Spider Web blocks — 2 done.
I spent most time this past week making miscellaneous blocks. Yep, not really on the goals list! Here are a couple I made to send FCQ Equilter, Fran. They're from a video by Jenny Dolan from Missouri Star Quilters with the directions. Her method works well unless you realize you are using way more fabric on the four corners than what is needed.
I eventually cut my squares smaller to save some fabric. I'll take more pictures before I mail them off to Fran.
For the May UFO challenge number 11 came up. That meant I pulled out a series of blocks I had made from the book The Anniversary Sampler Quilt by Donna Lynn Thomas. Country Piecemakers used the book as a block of the month a few years ago. I have 16 6" blocks done. I'm hoping to get another 9 blocks made and then sash them. I picked a new sashing fabric from stash. I will be making blocks from other sources -- ones easier to make. I want to get this at least to top stage. We'll see how far I get done this week with this project. Surprisingly enough I actually have a backing for this project.
Here's my goals list for this week. I've got a rehearsal and the concert all day on Saturday so I won't have as much time to quilt this coming week. We're all rooting for no rain as it is at an outside amphitheater. Here's what I hope to do:
Make 4 (or more) blocks for May UFO
Continue progress on pyramid class project
Make Sherri’s BOM
Make more FCQ Equilter blocks for Fran; Start Beth’s.
Enjoy the Spotsylvanian’s Concert
Even though I hadn't put these on my list, I did make several dog toys to sell at $10 and Under table at Faithful Circle Quilters show. It's May 19th through 21 in Columbia, Maryland. If you want to read more about it click on the link above. If you live close by I hope you'll try to come by. We have over 600 quilts entered. Lots of wonderful eye candy to see.
There are empty water bottles tied into the fleece covering. The dogs love the crinkling sound as they chase and play with the toy. I was happy to use up several pieces of fleece I had. I still have some smaller pieces -- anyone have any good ideas to use them up?
I've spent a lot of time reading recently, mostly because I had a bunch of reserved digital books delivered over the last week. Time to get them read and back to the library.
Now it's time to link up with my Monday parties.
I did a great job linking up after Monday last week. Let's see how I do this week. Enjoy your surfing.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie