Monday, March 31, 2014

Design Wall Monday, Sunday Stash Report, Rainbow Scrap Saturday and Weekly Goals

This week has flow by!  This is what I am working on--


The pattern is called Honeysweet Pinwheels.  You can make it whatever size you'd like, the blocks finish to 16".  Although I HATE making HSTs, I am loving the blocks.  Check out everyone's design walls at Patchwork Times.

Stash report.  Not much changes there.  I've added 4.5 yds with no finishes.

Stash in YTD--38 yards
Stash out YTD--48 yards

I'm ahead--10 yards!

Rainbow Scrap Saturday--March was teal/jade.   I made six blocks this month--


Please see everyone's blocks at soscrappy.

Weekly Goals--
  1. Finish pinwheel blocks for border of Honeysweet Pinwheels
  2. Load/start quilting another quilt
  3. Work on a UFO
  4. Sew a binding on
Fri-Sat-Sun I sewed with the Iowa ladies.  They are hard core quilters!  Some ladies started at 6am and one night we sewed until 11:30pm.  I stayed with Lorri 2Rs--I had a blast!  Never pass up an opportunity to sew with others.  

Sharon had been working on a t-shirt quilt for a granddaughter--


Didn't it turn out lovely??  

Rhonda has been working on this quilt for over 15 years.  Its a present for her aunt--


Her aunt came to sew with us on Sunday and didn't recognize the quilt Rhonda had promised her 15 years ago.  When she found out it was for her--she cried!!  Look at all the tiny pieces, isn't it a beautiful quilt??

March is roaring out like a lion.  The wind is howling, the temp has dropped 20 degrees, and its going to SNOW.  Right now its spitting rain.  Temps tonight are going to drop to 12 degrees.  Noon was 58 degrees.  I better check my spare propane tank for my portable heater.  I don't think the power will go out, but I want to be prepared.  


Monday, March 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

This is what I'm working on--


Its been waiting to be quilted, its called Sunny Lanes and its from a Nickel Quilts book by Pat Speth.  A large quilt, about 115" square.  It was a "camper project".  I worked on it while camping several years ago.  The pieced backing is hanging on the wall behind it, I had spritzed it with water to relax the wrinkles and creases.  I learned that from Mary.  Unless things go awry I plan to finish the quilting this week.  Please see everyone's design walls at Patchwork Times.

Weekly Goals--last week's goals didn't do so well!  Although I did lots of sewing, none of it was on my list.  And then I decided to visit the grandchildren, better plan anyway.  

This week's goals--
  1. Finish quilting Sunny Lanes
  2. Trim Iowa guild group project HSTs
  3. Make a binding
  4. Finish sewing Summers at the Lake
That will keep me busy.  

A couple of pics from the weekend--

Asher taking Selfie



Mason my Freckle
 


Even a picture of Grandma.  Letting little boys loose with something that has a button to push, well, you get lots of pictures.  The ceiling, floor, half a head, a hand, yup, lots of editing to be done.  

 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Summers at the Lake is still on the design wall.  More rows sewn together.


The other corner is together and all the setting triangles are cut.  Just need to sew 4 more rows.  Please see everyone's design wall at Patchwork Times.

How did last week's goals go?
  1. quilt 9 patch top--done
  2. cut background squares for Iowa project--done
  3. cut pieces for Pat's challenge--no
  4. make one binding--yes
  5. Cut setting triangles--yes
No cutting for Pat's challenge, I decided I have enough pieces to keep track of for the moment!  

Weekly Goals--
  1. quilt a top
  2. make another binding
  3. finish putting together Summers at the Lake
  4. sew one binding to a top 
And an Irish blessing for you!

May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

A new project for later this month--


5" squares in pair, 4 pairs to a color family.  I pulled almost all the squares from the 5" basket, just needed to fill out the oranges and reds.   Lorri with 2R's has a project planned for the Iowa ladies who sew together.  Well, Iowa ladies and one South Dakota party crasher!  Please see everyone's design wall at Patchwork Times.

Weekly goals--
  1. quilt 9 patch top
  2. cut background squares for IA project
  3. cut pieces for Pat's challenge project
  4. make one binding
  5. cut setting triangles for Summers at the Lake
That will keep me busy.  I was in Sioux Falls for a few days, guild and playing with grandchildren.  45 minutes was spent with a "forbidden ball point pen".  Do you remember your mother not letting you use one because they didn't wash out?  



South Dakota has warmed up and most the snow is gone.  Its going to get cold again but spring is that much closer!  36 days until April 15th!  


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