I spent a little time last night getting caught up on my Farmer's Wife blocks. Missing a week or 2 in a QAL easily snowballs into another unfinished project for me (Summer 2010 Block of the Week, Jelly Roll Sampler, Pinwheel Sampler just to name a few)... so I'm happy to be on track once again with this one!
For Weeks 3 - 5 I made (from the top): #21 Contrary Wife, #10 Bowtie, #34 Flock, #4 Basket Weave, #54 Kitchen Woodbox, #20 Churn Dash
This week just seemed to dissapear on me. My daughter had her tonsils taken out yesterday. And even though it is a "routine" surgery we've all been a little distracted this week. She came through surgery just fine and is on the mend. Now we're looking forward to lots of movies and ice cream for the next week.
I spent some time this week working on a project that turned into a disaster. Maybe a few day's distance and I can try to salvage the project.
I've also spent a little time playing with Robert Kaufman's Pick A Bunch line. I love the colors in this line!
I'm behind on my Farmer's Wife blocks, but have no doubt I'll get caught up soon. Though I might have to go back on my promise to try some of the template blocks this week.
I did finish my list for this week's 52 Lists. But I've decided not to post it. "What I learned from my dad" was a hard list for me to work on... my dad and I haven't spoken in years.
The plan was for me to quilt it on Mom's long-arm machine. But after some chit-chat, getting the kiddo set up with a movie, piecing the backing, and loading the quilt onto the machine, we decided to go shopping! In our defense it was the last day of 50% off Warm & Natural batting at JoAnns.
So Mom quilted it for me. And she had a great verigated thread... blues, yellows, purples... it matched the fabrics perfectly!
Today is the Rainbow Room's 11th Annual Flo Berkman Awards Luncheon. I had planned on attending, but other commitments are keeping me away. A little bit of me will be there though...
This cute little tumbler quilt, made from Kate Spain's Fandango collection, will be a part of the silent auction. If you're attending, please consider bidding (and bidding high)... the Rainbow Room does fantastic work in our community!
After admiring the fantastic work being done by the members of the do. Good Stitches charity bee I finally joined in. The Grace circle started this month and our first block was a muli-colored zig zag block.
I originally requested to be a Stitcher... but they were in need of Quilters before starting another circle... so now I'll be a Quilter! In addition to making 2 blocks every month, twice over the next 12 months I'll be the one to come up with the quilt pattern, piece together everyone's blocks and get the whole thing quilted and bound. August is my first month as Quilter... and I'm already thinking about what I want to do!
I really tried to pass on this one... a year long quilt along... 111 quilt blocks... that's some commitment! But then the pictures started popping up on Flickr and I couldn't resist.
Rather than going with scrappy blocks I thought it would be fun to give it a try with a range of Kona colors. And I just happen to have a FQ set of the Kona blues (although now I've read that completing all the blocks will take 10 to 11 yards of fabric... guess I better get another FQ set!)
My first 2 blocks: I picked these because they looked fun, and I didn't need the templates for them (just didn't feel like using them right now.) I'm sure I'll continue to pick blocks at random... sewing whatever strikes me at the time.
My Starbucks You Are Here collection includes: Alabama, Alaska, Atlanta, Arizona, Austin, Boston, Calgary, California, California Adventure, Canada, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Denver, Disneyland, Florida, Hawaii, Houston, Kansas City, Kentucky, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Magic Kingdom, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Niagara Falls, North Carolina, Ohio, Orange County, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Tennessee, Toronto, Twin Cities, Utah, Vancouver, Virginia, Washington DC