Linking up with the OMG end of September link up.
Linking up with the OMG end of September link up.
Since I successfully finished off 3 of my quilts from the Summer Challenge, I think I'll join in on the Fall 2020 Challenge. Now to pick out some projects to finish off! You would think it would be easy with the RSC Challenge finishing up with collections of blocks ready to go by the end of October!
Time to pick some projects - I'll put most of my RSC ones on and add a few others just for fun.... and in case I feel like working on them! Here is a long list in no particular order!1.) Stashbuster 2020 block - I set 4 blocks together each month in the RSC Color making 2 'blocks' each month. I need to add 2 yellows and then lay them out into a top.
I found the pinking rotary cutter blade and was busy cutting 20x20 squares of white muslin for the girls. Pinking rotary makes a mess of little bits everywhere! I still have a little bit to cut sometime this week. I knew I would not get them distributed yesterday so I delayed our meeting for a week to give me more time to deliver. I also need to get more hair ties.... my math always seems off when figuring out things times 2 for some reason!
The Endless Diamond block got completed as well yesterday. I stitched the last two binding lengths for the applique quilt and attached a couple of vines with pins for stitching tonight. I need to make some more vines and flowers at some point... and some leaves. At least I should have a couple of things to stitch while watching the hockey game tonight.
I honestly do not know what I will be doing today! Well, I do need to cut, prep and drop off 7 sets of mask making things to the girl scout troop scattered over a couple of towns. Greg took Aidan to get the lumber needed for the new run and coop last night while Emily and I were watching the chickens have some outside time.
I will add some stitches to create the length needed for the other two yellow borders and place the vines for night time stitching. I hand stitched the second border on last night. They still need some more flowers and a few leaves. The blocks are midget applique blocks from Sentimental Stitches website.
Some stitching to attach all the parts for this Endless Diamond block might happen as well. The parts got pieced during horses yesterday in the feels like 97 degrees late morning! No one told Mother Nature that Florida should be getting some 'fall temps' yet. I hear maybe some cooler for us weather later this week? One can hope. Oops, I see I am missing one white section on the pink. I'll add that before attaching them all to the middle.
We will see if I am tapped to help with coop building or run building today for the little chickens. His back has been hurting more again and the sciatic pain is coming back. Unfortunately, his second shot in the back scheduled for Wednesday has been put off until October 21st.
Linking up with the Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitchers.
I got my Thursday off yesterday from work. I have no clue where the time went though!
I did pop to Joanns - and got 18 yards of white muslin and 2.5 yards of an animal print for girls scouts to make some non-sewing masks for their bronze. 4.99 with a 50% off helped keep it reasonable as I needed 2.5 yards per girl to make 10 masks (they are doing the bandana folding one!). I also hit Dollar Tree to get the stretchy hair bands for those.... and completely forgot the ziplock baggies. I just need to wash, cut and bag them up with cut card stock for the girls to write their care instructions on and folding instructions if they don't sew them instead. They have the option but not all have sewing machines. I need to distribute to the girls this weekend.... While there I also picked up some galaxy print backing width fabric that should work for the stars and nines and the cobblestone quilts which need quilting still. Some should be leftover to cover the 2 hand pieced quilts waiting for hand quilting as well.... and maybe a mask or two for the boy once they go back to school the next quarter/semester.
Back home, I got to sew a little while the kids were in school still. I finished up the 16 patch block in red and the second stashbuster block. I also cut for the 10 sweet confetti blocks but those are in process with step 1. Some endless diamonds white parts were cut as well. I have not been doing any hand work at night this week! I hope to finish the sweet confetti blocks off this afternoon and lay those out for a photo. I really need to make a design wall this weekend instead of using the floor! We will see if I get time or if I am hooked into coop building. Greg is working Saturday morning so he might be up to working on it in the afternoon.... but based on his week of pain I am guessing not.
|16 patch blocks
I will be working on my midget applique quilt today. I have the vines stitched down on two borders and these 2 flowers were added to this one. I need to prep some more flowers and some leaves to add to this.
The cat liked that extra vine hanging off the edge.... and thought it was a toy! Silly cat.
It appears we have cooler temps today in Florida with a high around 80 degrees! So much better than what we have been having. If Greg's back can handle it - we will take a trip to Lowes to get lumber and spend time outside working on the second coop. The new set of chickens will not be the same size as the others for a bit so we can't intermingle them yet.... and this way we will have a place to separate them out if needed. These temps will be so much nicer to work in than the feels like 100+!
Linking up with the Slow Sunday stitchers.
I am so tempted to prep a few hexagon quilt as you go blocks though... I got an early anniversary present in the mail yesterday. Since I had to order something from Amazon, I went with the Quilt Sense Hexagons & 60 Degree Triangles in 3 sizes instead of the Daisy and Grace templates. They should work the same... and I can use the 1 inch hexagon for quilt marking once I ever put my hexagon quilt together! I will be good and get the midget applique to a top before starting this new project though =)
I don't know why I put certain things off. Usually, they are not as bad and don't take nearly as long as I think they will! Example - fixing the batting the kittens scratched up on the frame last year. It ended up taking me about 30 minutes.... yet I put it off for a year! I am a master at procrastination!
This time.... it was the midget applique quilt border. I have been putting it off forever! I decided this was the month to make progress and made it my One Monthly Goal. I put it off again, well I did make a bunch of vines with my bias binding maker 1/4 inch. They were sitting on the sewing table for a couple of weeks.
I was on a 1.5 hour video staff meeting yesterday after lunch. (I did have the camera on for the beginning until Peanut made my boss burst out laughing while the VP was talking as he walked across the keyboard... twice! I turned the video of me off after that and just watched them and listened... and stitched!) I finished piecing the white edges to 2 of my endless diamond parts and then attached them to the middle section. 12 blocks completed and I love how they are looking. 36x48 is the size right now.... it will get bigger.
I had pulled some fabric for flowers during lunch and worked on making some yellow circle centers and multi colored flowers and circle flowers while on the call.
Since there was a hockey game last night... I knew I needed hand work (go Lightning - who will see Dallas in the Stanley Cup Finals!). I laid out the midget quilt and put the border along one side. I played with how I wanted the vines and used a few pins to attach them to the yellow border. I got this one side stitched down during the first period. I guess I should have prepped the top as well....
I'll stitch down the flowers in bits of time here and there and will be making a bunch more. I am thinking I need 5 or 7 flowers for each corner. I probably need to add a few leaves as well. Hindsight.... I guess I could have used a little vine sticking out of the curve as a spot to put the flowers.....but maybe I'll have to tuck some leaves here and there along the vine and near the flowers. Still a work in progress but it is moving forward.