Saturday, February 20, 2021

Yellow weekend post.

 A bit late posting today. It was an early start - up at 6AM to get to the fairgrounds for 7:30 to prep the 3 chickens there for judging. They got put into the Commercial class since they are laying. We found out later.... most don't go and do anything but... it was our first time and she wanted to check on her girls! We also were able to to listen to the judge and he was telling us about how he judges them and showed Em the vents (yellow if just beginning laying and pale as they lay more!) and had her feel the 2 different bones they judge. He did say he liked the look of DC =).  She is bigger since she isn't really laying yet. 


I did get some sewing/prep time in today in yellow. I prepped enough hexagons to get me through the 25th of this month. I'll need to prep 3 more tomorrow to finish out the month. 

Then I decided to make some extra blocks into a placemat! I just did some easy straight line quilting on this and hand stitched down the binding this afternoon. These were the edges leftover from Sally's graduation quilt sewn into a pinwheel kind of block.


I also machine stitched this runner of extra blocks today and added a blue binding. I'll finish hand stitching that down tonight after game night. I hear it is either Clue or Parcheesi. One side of extra yellow strips from that graduation quilt.


The other side was turned into four patches then 16 patch blocks - 5 of them. I think this will probably be the display side...  until it gets dirty then I'll flip it over!

I had to machine quilt with the inspector Peanut in this position. The. whole. time.!



I did make these two yellow blocks on Thursday.


I also have more binding to stitch down on the Stashbuster 2020 quilt I made last year with the RSC. 


I'll link up next week with the Table Scrap Challenge with my finished placemat and the other table topper will be completed by then.

Sunday - we are back to the fair for the Skillathon in poultry. Aidan will be off to Grandma's for the day and Dad will be home doing homework. I only saw about 5 other people with masks on today... thankfully there were not many people there as it was early and chilly. I'm sure there will be more there tomorrow in the middle of the day. Em and I will have our masks on. Best we can do.


15 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That sounds really neat that your girl was actually able to talk to the judge! They learn so much that way. Love your blue and yellow placemat and the tablerunner, too. Have a fun game night!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't get why people seem to be ignoring the mask mandate - most wear them here at stores but I do see a lot roaming around without. Glad Em got to talk to the judge that should help learn the process

The Joyful Quilter said...


Wow, Deb!! What a productive YELLOW week you had!! Best of luck to Emily and her chickens at the fair.

Deb A said...

No mask mandate or requirement in florida and we are 100% open. Unfortunately the judge and those in charge of the poultry building were not wearing masks.... so we tried to socially distance. We had our masks on.

Julierose said...

I just don't understand not wearing a mask--not only for your own self but to protect others !! Unbelievable!! anyway....^00^
So nice that Em had a chance to talk with the judge about her entry...she must have been excited;))
Love your RSC 2020 quilt so pretty
and Your table topper is lovely...you've really been getting things together so well...
Stay safe hugs, Julierose

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the photo of Peanut the inspector!
Lovely yellow projects!
Enjoy your binding today!

Little Penpen said...

Love the rainbow quilt and all the yellow you made this week. Who knew they feel chicken bones for competition? What a fun experience for your daughter!

Angela said...

I love the stash buster quilt! So pretty!

Faye said...

Lovely yellow projects this week. and I love that your kitty joins in with the stitching!

CathieJ said...

I am amazed that there is even a fair happening these days. I love how the kitty watched you quilt. You've been working with a whole lot of yellow! Wow. It is all so pretty.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hate to tell you--but what Peanut is really doing is--
asking where the catnip is???? and you aren't listening!!!!
Cute photo of Emily and her chicken--hope she did well at the fair--and yes even with all the vaccinations being done--we will need to wear our masks--went to the Brevard Zoo on Friday and they make you wear a mask the 'whole' time you are there--even though it is outdoors--I did see a couple moms cheating at times--and children over 7 had to wear them--well--we know we seen kids older than 7 not wearing any-oh well---such is life--
I got my fabric for the start of the hand piecing club tomorrow--but now am thinking I might change my mind!!!!!
luv, di

Karrin Hurd said...

Love Peanut's picture. Most people around here are wearing the masks. You can't go in stores or businesses without them. I automatically put mine on before I get out of the car.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, your Mr Peanut is quite the observant one isn't he. Fabulous runner! It looks great on both sides.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Deb, it seems like you had a very bright yellow week. Your placemats and runner look great. Take care.

Susie H said...

You've really been making some progress on your projects. The place mat and table runners look great! So glad Peanut was supervising you. The way you were whipping things out, you might've needed some safety guidance! Haha!