Good Morning. (well, it may not be morning when you read this but whatever time of day it is I hope it is good!) Let's get right to the goals from last week.
✅Work on red spider web blocks — need to finish sewing together — about half the rows are left to do.
Make blocks for ✅Sharon, ✅Cindy — all done.
Finish moose top — didn’t happen. I’ve put it aside until the spider web quilt is a top.
✅Finish Traffic jam with 2” blocks — further along but need to make rest of border and sew it on.
✅Quilt on hearts top — quilting is done just need to finish hand sewing the binding.
Not too bad as I really did focus on the spider web blocks turning into a quilt. Unfortunately I needed to re-iron the center seam of nearly every block. Sigh
Here is the block I made for Cindy. I've always liked the hugs and kisses block. The blocks are going to a guild member who has served the guild for many, many years. How do you pick fabrics when making a block that will be mixed with lots of others and there are no color guidelines? I first picked a cute print and then decided this one was much calmer and would blend with lots of wilder blocks. At least, that's my thinking!
Next up are 4 blocks I made for Sharon who is a member of the FCQ E Quilters group. She chose Criss Cross Star block. (It might look familiar as we also made it for the October retreat opportunity block.) Here's a link to a Lori Holt video explaining how to make it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5xEMXA3biY. If for some reason it doesn't come up type in Sew Your Stash Series 10 to find it. It ends up a 9" finished block. I still love this block. Hum, maybe one day I'll make a quilt out of them.
Now what is going on this week? Check it out below.
Finish the hearts top
Finish sewing Spider web together, find or buy backing
Dance around the studio because Ruthie’s being fixed on Thursday!
Quilt spider web
Keep working on Traffic Jam border
Finish Moose quilt to top stage
I'm tickled that Ruthie will be back and working this week. I haven't finished much in the way of quilted tops this month because she was under the weather. (so to speak!) Hopefully I'll get the Spider web quilt done by the end of the week.
As January comes to a close we (as in hubby) starts thinking about what quilts need to be displayed in February. Well, you got it. Valentine's Day quilts. So before we (as in hubby) remove the winter quilts and snowmen I took a few pictures to share.
(Hum, the top border is actually straight -- it's just hard to get it straight in the holder.) All the snowmen on the left I made. Hubby made the trees. I bought the snowmen on the right.