I am totally flaking out getting my blog posted on a regular day. Sigh.
But here it comes late on a Monday morning. Um, it's coming to you Tuesday morning. It was a great week for sewing. Up first is my goals for this past week. It was a pretty good week with one squirrel.
✅Finish Traffic Jam to top stage -- done!
✅Work on different Halloween blocks -- several made (see below...)
✅Work on Oct Melodic Melody mystery clue -- HSTs need trimming
Border Oct UFO Challenge tops -- Ugh, didn't get to this again!
Order backing for Oct. UFO top —found another backing in my stash!
Traffic Jam is a great way to use a lot of 2.5" squares. Here's the link to the pattern at Pat Sloan's web site. If this doesn't work go to Pat's free patterns page and scroll down to find Traffic Jam. I like that she shows it with various colors of background fabric. I chose to make it smaller by only making four blocks -- it will probably go to a child when done.
Here are the extra Halloween blocks. I have a slew of 6" blocks but they don't really play well together when lined up. My thought is to make a bright center of 6" blocks and then add the others as a border. I think it will work. Here are the center blocks I've made. I had fun figuring out easy blocks that would brighten up the center of the quilt. The eyes, the legs and the purple ghost on the bottom right were all part of my bounty from Equilter's group several years ago. The rest are new ones I made. Did I mention I have a LOT of Halloween fabrics?
The above is as far as I got on Monday. Fast forward to Tuesday. I was able to go to the stitching group in the community. We always have some fun conversations and get a bit of stitching done. Generally, that's where I've been working on the kids' Christmas ornaments the most. I started quite a while ago but I only have 2 of the 4 mostly done. The third is started but I haven't even traced the 4th one. They are a lot of fun but I won't be showing them until after Christmas. Luckily they generally go fairly fast -- except the one I'm working on now that has a ton of beads on it. Better get sewing. Yikes ... Christmas is only 6 and a half weeks away. Are you making Christmas presents this year?
Now for my plans this week. I'm already a day short so I'm cutting back my plans somewhat. HA! It looks longer than usual but most are pretty easy and fluid. We'll see what gets done.
Make Nov BOM from Quilting Life
Finish quilting customer quilt (Last week's squirrel project)
Remove papers from string blocks
Work on Halloween blocks
Trim melodic Mystery HSTs
Work on grands' Christmas ornaments
I don't know how well I'll do with all of these. I've got lots of things happening taking up my sewing time. But at least I'll have a list of where I'll spend my time if I have much of it!
We voted a couple of weeks ago. I'll be happy when the political ads are off the airwaves.
Let's see which Linky parties I'll link up with today.
I'll be back to link up to the two Wednesday blogs.
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Happy Quilting All! Bonnie