Sunday, September 18, 2022

Monday Meanderings 9 - 19 - 2022

Busy week here -- lots of progress on my goals list. Here's last week's list. 


✅✅Make 3 more composition book covers — 2 done and one turned up too small 

✅Plan and cut one quilt  — finished ready for retreat

✅Make borders for Sept. UFO Challenge — done 

✅Make 1 RSC block & Sept BOM from A Quilting Life — RSC block done but not the BOM

Start sewing down the pieces of the card challenge — most flowers are sewn down 

This week I'm focusing on the book covers and the Card Challenge. So not much on my list. 


Finish card challenge 

Make 3 or more composition book covers 

Quilt and bind turquoise quilt 
Make Sept BOM from A Quilting Life

The first set of blocks from the FCQ Equilters came in this past week.  I am so tickled with them.  Here's a picture of Pam's blocks and a few of my own.  

In this picture you can tell what makes up the block.  But as the piece grows it will look more cohesive.  Go check out The Ultimate Scrap Busting Quilt Block. (You can even view a video of the process.)  Maybe I should cut some of these out to make while I'm at retreat.  

I also made a couple of lotto blocks for the retreat.  I really like this block so I suspect I'll make some more -- I may only enter 5 blocks for the drawing and keep the others for a quilt in the future. It would make a great RSC block too.  This is made with 3.5" squares and 2.5" squares to make the colored triangles.  I've found that I can use triangles made with the Small Value Die instead of a square. I've been cutting scraps into squares and triangles for a while so this is a good way to use some.  (I love when I can use my Go dies. I've also used a die on the 3.5" squares.)

On the home front, Pat has come down with Covid.  Bummer.  Luckily the day or two before he realized he might have it rather than a cold, I was spending a lot of time in the basement (where my studio is...) I've got my fingers crossed that I don't get it.  On the other hand a LOT of things I was going to do I've canceled.  

I'll need to get my finished Card Challenge block to the quilt guild by Wednesday. I may ask a gal who lives fairly close to me to take it rather than take it to the meeting myself. And, that is assuming I get it done. I have 2 small flowers to sew down and back it, stitch down the lace edge, quilt and bind it. It should get done although the quilting might be light.  

So on that note, I'm ready to sign off and get ready for bed.  As usual I'm linking up with the following parties. 

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


  1. Oh no, I am so sorry your DH got Covid, I hope it isn't too bad for him. And I hope you stay healthy. Keep us posted.

  2. I hope his case is mild and that he doesn't share it with you! The little overlap in the star block adds interest!

  3. I’m sure we’ll all eventually get COVID. Hopefully the vaccine will keep the Pat’s case mild.

  4. nice blocks...i do love a pretty scrappy....fingers and i came down with bad colds in maine....not covid tho but quite unpleasant...

  5. Those are really nice block patterns. Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Sorry about covid hitting. For us it wasn't horrible but we're almost a month out now and I'm still coughing (tho it's hot, dry and windy out so that could be a lot of it). Hubs got over it a little more quickly.

  7. I like both of those blocks! The plus/snowballs (don't know their actual name!) are going to make a fun design. And that's a pretty wonky star, too - love the color! Hope Pat has a mild case and you continue to stay healthy!

  8. love your blocks!! Sorry to hear about Pat and hopefully you'll stay healthy. Or at the very least get a mild case. I'll be watching those composition covers, I made one at a guild workshop and I'm smitten!

  9. Sorry to hear about your DH and hope he recovers quickly and that you don't get it! Oh I really like that lotto block! Is there a pattern for it? You did great on your goals - look at all those check marks. Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!


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