I love my grands but I am ready to return home after a week away. Boy, it sure felt good to sleep in my own bed. Now onto quilty things.
I met my One Monthly Goal for October which was to sew another row for the Nearly Insane Quilt. I showed you 3 blocks before I left for Pennsylvania. Here are the last four blocks in the row.
I'm sewing the rows together as I go. I like to see the progress, it is slow progress, but progress none the less.
I can attach one more row then the partial flimsy will be too wide for the display wall.
I actually had two monthly goals. The second goal was to finish a block for the Pastor's Album Quilt. I posted about completing that goal on the October 9th post.
Not all the projects on my list of 12 are BIG projects. This week I've crossed 2 projects off the list of 12.
The first project are these little baskets. I had started appliqueing these blocks, completing two of them, before I left. I finished the other two Sunday evening.
I turned them in at the guild meeting Monday evening.
Every year our guild makes and donates a quilt to the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale.
These blocks are for the 2018 Relief Sale quilt.
The pattern is Victoria's Garden from Blended Quilts by Marcia Makosky and Sharon Evans Yenter.
The quilt committee has put their own spin on the pattern.
I think she is going to be a lovely quilt, different than most of the quilts in the auction.
These blocks are maybe 6 1/2" now but will be trimmed smaller. I don't know the final size.
The background fabric is the same for all the applique blocks. There is an alternate pieced block between each basket block.
Some of the alternate blocks were turned in Monday evening also, this quilt is going to be so cute.
This block is my favorite of the four I appliqued. The soft green batik leaves add a touch of color.
I decided to take kits for the same block. Once I've made a block, the others work up fast.
The second project is this basket block. Every year each members of my guild make a quilt block for the past president. The past president selects the pattern and size of the block.
Marie came up with this scrappy pieced basket block. I'll let her trim it. I know it looks like a spot on the fabric at the bottom of the basket. There is no spot, the camera just added it to irritate me.
These two projects were on the pile of small projects to be made last summer. Neither one took very long but that pile was pretty big!
I've started working started working on block 11, Floral Vase Arrangement from the Pastor's Album Quilt for my evening handwork. I think this block is going to take longer than a week to complete. Two flower buds and the vase have an underlay for the reverse applique. A new technique to learn.
Linking to - One Monthly Goal, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Em's Scrapbag, Love Laugh Quilt, Esther's Wednesday WOW!, Sew Fresh Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, A Quilting Reader's Garden, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Show Off Saturday