Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Moving along, inch by inch!

 I hope the beginning of June finds everyone healthy and doing well.  I came back from visiting my son in Virginia with a cold, tested for Covid and got conflicting results.  So who knows?  The good news is that I was mostly very tired for a few days and had the sniffles.  

I did get my May mini finished, which was also the quilt I made for the Corinne et Céçile challenge from France!  Thank you, Wendy Reed, for the motivation!

The challenge was 8-pieced blocks and 8-appliqué blocks.  I was still using the aqua/purple colors so it was fun.  I found a Tula Pink for the border that was in my stash and luckily found an aqua in my stash here in California for the binding.  I intend to do more quilting on it but it was done in time. WHEW!

I also made some blocks for the Moda Blockheads 4 sew along.  I've been using a layer cake with Betsy Chutchian fabrics, which is kind of a new approach for me.

this block was fun, playing with the striped fabric.  I was really surprised and happy to find that I had a yard of it in my stash!  It's awesome fabric!!

I don't know what possessed me to decide to reverse the light and dark positions but I think it's fun.  Initially I pieced it wrong and had to rip out a few seams to make it look right.  Jack and I got reacquainted!

This one was fun.

These were made initially.

These ones are 4-1/2" whereas the others are 9" 

And I'm making great progress on my Twilight Garden quilt from Primitive Gatherings.  This is the center block/border;  the surrounding blocks have already been sewn...I'll need to assemble all the blocks to the center and then start on the outer border, which is quite intricate!  Taking it on a long flight (to DC, for instance) enables me to make progress on it.  When we drive back to Oregon next week, I"ll hopefully get a lot done!  This is a once in a lifetime kind of project, for sure!!

Take care, be well, stay kind and be grateful.