We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our daughter and her family. We missed our son and his family as they were visiting his in-laws. (He might have wanted to stay home when it took over 9 hours to make a 6 hour drive!) I'm glad we stayed home and hosted.
I did pretty well on my goals this past week. Although I did have to make some changes. Here's the list:
✅Border r,w,b quilt - done
✅Quilt and bind r,w,b quilt - backing too small, switched to different quilt. Quilting done on Economy top instead.
✅Keep working on next ornament — changing my mind on the turtle. May do 2 sharks if I can find enough wool for the second one.
✅Enjoy Thanksgiving — great time and good food.
Finish trimming clue 4✅ and sewing and trimming the rest of Clue 5 — Clue 4 is done, Clue 5 has about 30 of 72 done… sigh.
✅Work on Halloween quilt as time permits — a very little bit was done but not much.
Here's what's up this week.
Bind Economy quilt
Finish Clue 5 of Melodic Mystery
Keep working on ornaments
Work on Halloween Quilt if time permits
Pull out Dec. APQ UFO Challenge piece and decide what to do
Now for some pictures -- first up is Ruthie quilting away on the Economy top. I'm happy to report I finished it yesterday afternoon. Now on to binding it before the end of the month.
Here's the r,w,b quilt I had to put aside because the backing wasn't big enough. (Funny, I measured carefully but I guess I forgot I added the borders.) I haven't decided what I'll do for backing for it. But it will be done one of these days. It was a great way to use 2.5" squares.
Do you get Connecting Threads' emails about their Stash and Save special everyday? I do and boy howdy, in a way I wish I didn't. I tend to stop what I'm doing and check it when the notice comes in. I really don't need more fabric but, um, er... I fell in love with this fabric grouping at a ridiculously good price. This is Faux Linen Tonals Gilded Age fat quarters. I love it. I even have a plan for it. I recently purchased the Maple Leaf die from Accuquilt. You can see where I'm heading, right? Yep, there is a maple leaf quilt in my future. (Probably after Christmas depending on what else I decide to do in December.) I'm thinking I'll pick a beige or light tan for the background, hopefully one that is already in my stash. (No, I do not get compensated for my mentioning these two retailers. I just like them....)