The "work" week was a short one for me... but I managed to get a bunch done. I'll get right to that.
I got the fence rail blocks joined to complete the top... It is huge! Too big, I think. I will need to take it to my Mom's house to see how it fits on her bed. I need the backing, which is in the mail, before I can move forward. According to tracking info, it should arrive on Tuesday.
I finished the memory bears! What a big project to be done with. The teddy bears had their picnic as I watched a few episodes of Heartland, and went away from the binging session stuffed! They are now complete with cute little button eyes and noses... ready to remind the various recipients of the love that Lucy offered to others throughout her life.
I played around some with our Camping Journal quilt and have a final plan of layout for the remainder of the quilt. Planning the blocks, prepping the kits and actually stitching them up is nearly as fun as making the various memories that each block represents. That little picnic table with the playful dots floating around will forever remind us of the time in Crystal Beach when we lost a few dominos down a hole in a small table on the deck.
I spent time petting the fabric that I received in a recent fabric swap hosted through the Fiona Sandwich Postcard group. It is always a fun thing to participate in. I spent a fair amount of time as imagined the different ways that I could use the variety of fabrics.
It was fun all the way from the selection of the fabrics to share with others to receiving the swap package with a wide variety of fabrics in all sorts of colors. This time Rachel encouraged participants to include how the giver of the fabrics would use them.
And finally, I created a 3-dimensional block for this week's mini-quilt challenge ~ #22/52. I found a tutorial for making the 3-D pinwheel. And since it is Memorial Day weekend in the United States, I chose red/blue fabrics and quilted in a few stars in the background. ☆ It could make a fun, stimulating baby quilt... Hmmmm, something to keep in mind!
This week's Sew & Tell feature is Gail at Quilting Gail. She shared her recent finishes - including her Studio 180 Island Batik challenge, Baby Stars and a really cute Retreat Bag. Well done, Gail!
What is your favorite part of quilting?
Is it the planning and fabric selection?
The cutting? The piecing? The quilting?
Maybe it is the binding? Or, perhaps, it is the admiring and loving of the quilt when it is all done?
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!
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