This week zoomed by with a lot of studio time and way less reading than some weeks. I guess if I read I don't get as much stitching done. The book has to really draw me in and the one I was reading earlier in the week didn't. The next one up did. Have you read any of Sherry Thomas's Lady Sherlock mysteries. I just finished #7 and it did grab me and kept me. I've enjoyed all of them -- some as audio books and some as ebooks. Evidently it didn't cut into my stitching time all that badly as I got all my goals done! Whoop,!Whoop! Let's take a look.
✅Mail two packages of blocks out -- sent out Friday and I bought a pair of shoes.
✅Finish fusing & trimming tee shirts for a quilt -- all done.
✅Put border on APQ UFO for May -- mitered and sewn on in two different colors, fancy! I also need to quilt it but haven't decided what how to yet.
✅✅Trim and bind 2 quilts -- Finished both of them.
Here's Sheep in Boots -- quilted and bound. (Too bad I never think about getting a label on before I sew the binding on!)
Hem a couple of pairs of pants
Make 2 Flower Song Blocks
Finish 3 RSC blocks
Put border on grapes quilt
Doesn't seem like all that much to me so I might work on some other things. You won't see much about the t shirt quilt again until late June or possibly July. I've got a plan to get one part completed every month until the whole quilt is done. Here's part of one of the tee shirts already trimmed and stabilized. The hard part is coming -- figuring out where each shirt is to be placed and what fabric I'll add to it.
I finished everything on my Goals List early Sunday afternoon. So, I decided I would try a block I'd been wanting to make for a while. This is called String Bean and is 12.5" x 15.5" unfinished. It uses mostly 2.5" strips. I have a slew of them and I thought this might help me
get rid use them. Here's a link to Pat Sloan's pattern in case you have lots of strips too. This log cabin variation is very easy especially if you have a lot of precut strips or you've got leftover jelly rolls.
My plan is to use a solid or reads-like solid in the center and then surround it with a colors drawn from multi-color fabrics that I'll also use. I was surprised to find this very nice hand dyed fabric in a scrap basket. It was a pretty big scrap and I have no idea why I would have thrown it in the basket instead of my hand dye box. I'm hoping to use lighter, spring colors while using up some of my smaller pieces of solids. The hand dyed pink fit right in with my plan. Time will tell whether I succeed.
That's about it for this post. Here's my list of Linky Parties I'll be linking with:
Take some time this week to visit these parties and join in. You never know what great idea you'll see on quilter's blogs.
I hope to publish my next Mysteries and Sew Alongs on Thursday, June 1. Check back if you are looking for a new sew along or mystery to do.
I was so surprised to see my Peace Lily bloom. I first noticed it before we went to the beach and I was so disappointed that I would miss its full bloom. I was wrong. It took several weeks to get to this point. And, I suspect it will continue with this display for several more weeks. My surprise at the bloom is because the plant is quite old and I can't remember it ever blooming before. Heck, I bet we've moved it at least 4 times. A couple of years ago I separated it into two pots. The second one looks anemic but this one has been quite nice and now the added bonus of two blooms. Do you have house plants? I'm not much of a gardener but I do keep up with several house plants.
It's time for me to finish this off and get on with my latest novel.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie