I was dark almost all weekend, meaning I stayed off-line. Didn't read blogs, didn't post on Instagram, except for my yoga challenge and one quilt photo, didn't even look at gmail. So my apologies if you're wondering why I haven't read your TBT post or responded to a comment. However, I was pretty productive, despite not sewing at all on Saturday because of IRL commitments.
The first item on the catch-up list is the Fireburst mystery that Tish of Tish N Wonderland is hosting. This is my fabric pull...
And this is the first step, all cut!
I'm pleased. There's a link back to her and David's first quilt, Star Blossom, in the purple fabric. I had just enough. The green is left over from Cheryl's Meadow Mystery (which hasn't grown into a flimsy yet, just at the 'blocks all done' stage), the pink is Craftsy's Boundless Blenders Botanical (affiliate link - just gorgeous fabric, in colour and hand), and the small floral background is Windham Fabrics 'Enchanted' by Sarah Fielke.
June's step is stage 1 of sewing:
The second project I had fallen behind in is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at soscrappy. Here are May's pink blocks and June's turquoise and teal ones all done:
I'm always surprised at how much time these consume, especially if I don't have a lot of pre-cut 2.5" squares (I didn't of turquoise/teal) and I'd also completely run out of the low volume background ones, as this block eats up 12 of them per block! I also have to cut 3" squares for the HSTs, but this time around, I cut extra so I should be ready to sew for July's colour.
Here they all are at the half way point of the quilt:
It still never ceases to amaze me that no matter how many of these RSC quilts I make, my scraps barely get a dent in, and I see the same fabrics in what, now six, I think, of these RSC quilts.
Third item is the fourth cat mat to meet my FAL goal for the second quarter of making four. I have the top done, sewn as leader/ender with the RSC blocks:
Benartex's Modern by the Yard January issue, and which is the current QAL here on the blog (see Quilt Alongs tab up top). The flimsy link-up opens tomorrow btw, and there's another draw, for a $25 gift card to Stitch Stash Diva, so get those flimsies together! The dot fabrics are almost gone, shared with a couple of bloggy good friends, and a bit kept back for the second H2H quilt for Confessions of a Fabric Addict (which is also a UFO, red face of shame). So nice of Sarah to send everyone a prize: this year I received a small soft pressing mat, great to take to a retreat or class. Thank you Sarah, always a great cause to sew for, and I can't wait to finish my second one and deliver both of my quilts.
Finally, the fourth item on the weekend's catch-up list was my third make of Plus Playtime, this one using a kit I bought from Darla at Clinton Modern Creative:
All cut there, the small plus blocks from Alison Glass fabrics which are in the kit (no longe available in these but the Architextures/Glean kit is). You'll have to pop by tomorrow to see the flimsy...you can see the first three blocks on Instagram; I'm @mmmquilts. The grey is by Red Rooster Fabrics, 'Around Town' by Terri Degenkolb for Whimsicals given to me by Julie of Pink Doxies, and I used every last bit of it but for a not-quite WOF by 2.5" strip! The white is left over from a quilt for an upcoming magazine, Modern Patchwork, (super excited) a white solid from Paintbrush Studio. May I say how much I love their solids after working with them a couple of months back? They've come a long way, baby.
Hope you had a productive weekend whatever you chose to do! Besides sewing, I got to spend time with good friends, Lake Erie in my appreciative eyesight, and then that evening with our daughter Dayna and fiancé Tyler in Greektown, Detroit.
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