The plan for last week was for lots of afternoon sewing every day, but alas, life decided it had other plans. I did finally make it to the sewing room for some weekend sewing late Friday afternoon. Progress was made, but there's not much to show for it today. The big priority was to get Geek Chic into a finished flimsy. Not there yet, but I should get there today. That project has to come off the design wall before the Scientist in Training gets home on Wednesday.
Progress was made with On Ringo Lake, but I laid out the pieces for the block after Bonnie's clue on Sunday and didn't like it at all (so much so I'm not willing to share a photo at this point). Bonnie revealed the final quilt today, I'm going to go play with pieces and see if I like it any better with all the sashing pieces added. If not, then I'll start moving the block pieces around and try some substitutions to see if I can get something else the works for me. It's not Bonnie's design, my fabric choices didn't work very well.
After that disappointment, the focus shifted to finishing up the blocks for December's One Monthly goal. The commitment was only four blocks, but those little blocks have a lot of pieces. Not quite a midnight hour finish, but it was almost 10 PM before all four were finished. I was the last one to join the December OMG linky.
Twinkle Stars, Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy
That completes all the blocks needed to finish the layout. All the blocks are back in the project box and will come out to decorate the design wall later this year.
One of my goals for 2018 is to do something with all my scraps. There is a call out for Perkioman Valley blocks to make quilts for the California Thomas Fire victims from the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild (that link is here). I pulled my bags of 4.5" and 5" scrap strips and went to work.
|Perkioman Valley Blocks for Thomas Fire Victims (instructions here)|
I only finished two blocks yesterday, but have plans to put a few more together today. I'd like to get whatever blocks that are finished in the mail by Friday. Carole, who blogs at My Carolina Home is also collecting the blocks and donations to make quilts for the victims (that post is here).
I'm going to spend the rest of my New Year's Day in the sewing room, wrapping up 2017 stuff and resetting things for 2018 after my marathon of sewing yesterday. I'm linking up with the usual Monday linky parties:
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall
Wishing everyone a productive and joyful 2018!