Sunday, October 1, 2023

Monday Meanderings -- 10 - 2 -- 2023

Today retreat starts! Yahoo!  I'll be retreating from Monday to Friday early afternoon.  I wish it was just a bit closer but we always have such a great time so the travel time is worth it]\.  I have way too many projects to work on but we'll see how many I can get done.  

Here's what I got done this week. Almost a perfect week. 


✅Cut new project for retreat — done

✅Finish sewing secret items…— done

✅Prep Ombre Log Cabin ✔️finish sewing rows together, ✔️cut setting triangles, ✔️repin the numbers on correctly — done 

Quilt one of my small quilts or do a machine embroidery embroidery — didn’t even try to do this one! 

Continue the clean up of the front of the cutting table — not much but some items were dealt with. There are a lot of scraps that still need to be put away or cut up into usable sizes. 

I didn't take any pictures of any of these items from last week.  So let's get right to my plans for this week. 


Attend the Country Piecemakers retreat

Put Ombre Log Cabin top together

Finish Flower Song blocks and put the top together

Make Happy blocks for Cynthia 

Make Wiggle Time  top

Make Snoopy top 

I've got way more projects than I need but I hope to be able to make a good dent in them. Time will tell. 

Remember last week when I couldn't find my Snoopy project? It took a while to find it.  There were some holes in my memory -- I didn't put it in a zip lock bag. I put it in a zippered bag.  I thought the main fabric was a bright blue. Um... no mostly yellow was showing.  Early in the week I found it -- in the plastic bin I thought I had put it in. In a zippered bag and showing yellow fabric and some Snoopy squares. 

I did buy more new fabric this week. (I can't believe how much fabric I have purchased recently!) Here's the new green fabric I bought and the fat quarters to go with it. It's going to be a very bright top when finished. 

October - November is my time to receive blocks from the Faithful Circle EQuilters. I  decided to us Mary Quilts pattern Framed 9 Patches. (You can find the block here.) Mary has a wonderful group of patterns if you are looking for some directions to make a quilt. 

I have a slew of triangles I've been cutting while cleaning up the front of the cutting table. I spent a bit of time to find a block pattern that would use 2" finished HSTs.  I looked on Quilter's Cache for a basket block and came up with Basket of Chips. This is my first block -- I made it to check out the pattern.  I'll be using the triangles as my leader - enders for the next few months or until I get enough for a reasonable size quilt. 

I hope you will take some time to visit these Linky Parties to see what quilters are working on these days.  

O Scrap

Design Wall Monday

Monday Musing 

Sew and Tell

To Do Tuesday

Are you looking for mysteries, sew alongs and instructions for some cute little gifts? Check my post for October Mysteries and Sew Alongs

Have a quilty week. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 



  1. beautiful prepared projects!!! Have a wonderful time!

  2. I'm partial to lime green -- great buy! And I love basket blocks. What a great scrapbuster! Enjoy the retreat.

  3. Hope you have as much fun and productive time as I did on my retreat:)

  4. The missing link for Mary's Framed 9-patch:

    Those memory holes sure are a time waster!


  5. Have fun at the retreat! Love the new blocks.

  6. Love the Basket of Chips block. Yeah, I seem to have more memory holes lately! LOL Have a fun retreat, Bonnie! Thanks for linking with Monday Musings.

  7. Love your Basket of Chips block, Bonnie!!! The name is as cute as the block!!!


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