First of all, notice the new URL?! Yep, been thinking about buying the domain for some time, and today, my good friend and partner in
On a bed... On a couch... Is that not the cutest pibble bum ever?! And on the couch, he looks like a trussed-up turkey, back legs tucked right up under his chin. He was glued to Dayna the entire time she was around. As a result of lots of Dayna time, I ended up missing the sign-up deadline for Q2 FAL, which is both sort of freeing, and also annoying. I work well to deadlines. I also missed the Hands2Help check-in, and the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday linkup. Yikes. Yesterday and today, well life happened, and so I am sitting beside Rocco after supper, getting this post DONE!
Here is my list first, and foremost, to which I will refer over the next 2.5 months.
I hope to finish:
1. Dayna's quilt (a sneak peek; she wants to be surprised):
2. Cheryl's Mystery Quilt
3. Both Hands2Help quilts (see below)
4. Fall Half Hexies quilt
5. Cows quilt
I also hope to publish two patterns, another freebie, and one for sale in my Craftsy shop. There are a couple of other flimsy-finish goals, but we will leave this as a finish list.
On Friday I had two flimsies, one from a few weeks ago...
|No Bake Jolly Bar on the left and No Bake Jolly Bar Shuffle on the right|
|I did 3 flower motifs, a daisy for obvious reasons, my favourite go-to flower in the bottom left, and just slightly above it and to the right, a new flower I saw on Vicki's blog.|
Tish's Adventures in Wonderland, you will see her beautiful version of this super-fun and super-fast Fat Quarter Shop No Bake Jolly Bar quilt. She did the full-size; mine is smaller. We are both giving our quilts away. We sew well together. We also shop well together. Virtually. Look out world if we actually (hopefully soon!) GET together to do one or both of those activities. We iMessaged a bit about the possibility of doing another OMG together for April, but both of us thought na, probably wouldn't happen, well maybe a flimsy. Yet both of us have our quilts nearing completion. :-) We shopped for the fabric together, hitting one of the sales on fabric during Connecting Threads' week-long crazy-good deals in honour of National Quilting Month. This is a 10" square stack of Amanda Jean's Good Neighbors line. I used a 5X10" rectangle of part of the stack to make the first quilt, blogged about here. Good Neighbors is great quality fabric; some colours and patterns that are not in my wheelhouse, but I wanted to play with it and at those prices, I could afford to. I also got the white "Lotta Dots" from them during the sale. It doesn't have quite as soft a hand, but still is great to work with. I used the green daisies Good Neighbors fabric on the back. Such a happy quilt, isn't it!
Both of these quilts are for Sarah's Hands2Help, and both quilts have 'told' me they need to go to a child. I am in the process of investigating whether the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre in Windsor will accept quilts for children who have been sexually abused.
And now I'm off to load up the second H2H quilt and get started on it! I found the perfect backing in my stash.
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Linky Tuesday and for the first time with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts. Check back tomorrow (I hope, lol) for another update on my Stepping Stones QAL.