They say April showers bring May flowers. Well we've had a LOT of rain in the last couple of days -- at least 2" according to one report. Let's just say it was a good time to stay inside and sew and read. So that's what I've done since Friday afternoon. I'm looking forward to some May flowers! Ok let's start by looking at my goal's list from last week.
✅Finish quilting and binding cupcake quilt — done, pictures to come
✅Make a few more 12” blocks — done
✅Make some bow tie blocks — done
✅Pick Happy Blocks to make another top — done!
I have several sets or partial sets of Happy Blocks hanging around the studio. Here's one of the sets I plan to put together this coming week.These blocks were made by my friends in the FCQ Equilter's group from quite a few years ago. These will be 8.5" blocks when finished. I gathered a different bunch of blocks that I had made and decided I'd make some more. I want to make it a bit bigger even though the blocks will finish at 9". I know I have at least one more set hanging around so you'll be seeing even more Happy Blocks in my future. Here's the link to Mary's instructions. I'm pretty sure I've used all the size centers for which Mary gives instructions. Check her side bar to see directions for the other two sizes she uses.
Now here's what I hope to get done this week. Who knows whether I will or not but this is the list.
Make extra Happy Blocks
Sew one Happy Block quilt top together (or two!)
Sew grape top together
Make some Flower Song blocks
I've probably put too much on my list but who knows, I might succeed. And even if I don't get all of them done I will make some progress.
Here's what the Flower Song blocks look like. I've been taking these blocks to retreats for years. The only thing I don't really like is all the half squares triangle outside edges are on the bias. I've got several pieces already cut and units sewn together. Once I have those all sewn into blocks I'll be using the Easy Angle ruler so the edges will be straight of grain for the next group. We'll see if I get very many of them done. Part of my issue is I find them boring to work on. What? Oops... I've taken it to several retreats. But this project may end up going to another retreat before it's a finished top.
I am using part of a jelly roll so all of these will be made in fun, bright colors.
As usual I'll be linking up with my favorite Linky parties. I hope you can do some web surfing to see what quilters are currently working on.
Are you a fan of dogs? How about mysteries? If so you should check out the Chet and Bernie mysteries by Spencer Quinn. I finished listening to his latest book this week. I get a kick out of them as the narrator is Chet, the dog who flunked out of K-9 school on his last day. There went his job as a police dog. So he now works with Bernie as a private investigator. These books are pretty light and funny as well as entertaining to listen to while I'm stitching.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie