Monday has rolled around again. I didn't get any other blogs posted this week. And, honestly, I don't have much to show you but I can share some things with you starting with my goals for last week. Eh, let's just say a squirrel carried me away from what I "thought" I wanted to work on! No info on the squirrel this time but check back Sunday when all will be revealed.
Last week's goals... not a lot of check marks.
✅Make more RSC blocks in green and purple
✅Make plan for big flying geese blocks and start doing it!
Clean up cutting table, put away 2” squares — I did clean up the squares but honestly not much else!
Begin sewing grape quilt together — decided I’d save this for sew ins
✅Pick another top to quilt on domestic machine; prepare backing
And now this week's goals...
Quilt cupcake top
Sew “squirrel” top together, part of the UFO Challenge
Finish purple RSC blocks
Pick a new project to cut out or look at an old project
Hum, reading these two lists I realized I didn't really have a squirrel distract me -- I have been working on the flying geese from last week's goals. But a lot of things went to the wayside while I worked on them.
One thing I did was go through my box of orphan blocks. My guild is collecting 12" blocks to start making charity quilts with. Here are a group I'm planning on donating along with however many additional ones I can make in the next few days.
The two on the right I made especially for this block drive. The ones on the left were in the orphan box. The top left photo has 4 blocks of the same design pinned together. It is called Bright Hopes and is a good beginner block. It uses partial seams to make each of the 4 blocks that make up the pattern. Here are some directions to use, Bright Hopes by Generations Quilt Patterns. Hum, maybe I can make a few more before the meeting?
I've been reading and listening to audio books a lot this past week. A Special shout out to Diann who blogs at Little Penguin Quilts. She recommended the book The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I had to put it on reserve and it finally came my way. I found it fascinating. Its tags are Fiction, Literature, and Science Fiction. Say what? I didn't realize it was considered science fiction until I was well into the book. It grabbed me. . It's an interesting story. Just a note -- at my library there is a 6 month wait or more for the book but only 3 weeks for the audio book. I tend to check both media as I enjoy both and can often get a book earlier. Now I'm whipping through a book called Lost English Girl by Julia Kelly, another book that gripped me from nearly the first page.
So with those two reading recommendations, please remember to spend some time checking out my regular blog parties:
To Do Tuesday
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie