It’s almost the end of week 2 of my block a day challenge and I’m so excited because some of my friends on the Flylady Quilters Group on Yahoo have joined in. Take a look at my friend Dona’s blog here to see the blocks she’s made!
It was a busy week at my house as my oldest daughter turned 20 on Wednesday! Such a wonderful young woman she has become! I’m so please and proud to be blessed with her in my life.
So, with all the cooking and celebrating, I didn’t hit all my days but I did make these blocks on Monday
Then I made these blocks on Tuesday
With all the running around on Wednesday for the birthday, I didn’t get in any sewing time and Thursday I spent coughing and slouching around so I didn’t sew either day, but on Friday I got back on track and made these
Earlier I said that I wished I’d not sewn my blocks together before I knew I needed more because it’s harder to get that scrappy effect with fewer fabrics. So, I got out the batiks that my tea group had exchanged and cut them into 4.5″ and 2.5″ strips. With the aid of my Easy Angle Ruler, I was able to cut my triangles and squares for this block with only one size of strip. (I figure if I have extras then that is just a start on the quilt my younger daughter wants.)
So, with the influx of fabrics and my need to “lay low and rest” to get better, I made these today
I’m not quite done sewing for today so there may still be a block or two but I can always put them in a separate photo. I think I have enough variations now to start making blocks again but I think I’ll count them, just in case! Either way, I’ve got a nice big stack of cut squares and triangles to make more with lots of wonderful colors. I think I’m needing a little more in the orange/red family but I’m sure it will all come together. I’ve got a yummy blue/aqua batik for the border on this and can’t wait to see it put together.
Oh, and while I was taking pictures with my new phone, I couldn’t resist taking this picture of my Zoe cat. She loves hanging out in the sewing room with me (she has an affinity for fabric, too!)