I took a moment this weekend to catch up on Bloglovin and as I was scrolling down the list of blog posts, a picture caught my eye. I thought that looks familiar. Then I realized someone had made my block Watermelon Taffy!! Not only did they make my block they scaled everything by 6" and turned it into a full size quilt. I also learned my block takes 152 pieces...oops. I contacted Kat at Kat and Cat Quilts and she gladly said I could share her quilt top with you.
And one of the things I love most about the quilt, is that she made it for her charity Covered in Love.
So I know that someday soon, this quilt will hopefully bring comfort to a family that is hurting. Great work Kat!
I settled in on Sunday and Monday for what I hoped would be a very successful piece-a-thon. Even Oliver was pretty excited for the event to start.
I completed my block for the Pat Sloan Vacation Time quilt and part of the sashing blocks. Sadly I didn't grab a picture of them. I did grab a picture of Mr. Helpful trying to slow down the trimming process.
It's like he thinks they will trim themselves. After clearing these out of the way, I was able to get my first color way of Cheryl's Midnight Mystery Quilt finished.
Then things started getting a bit sketchy...this was late Sunday evening and I decided to take a break to sew binding strips. If I'm going to burn myself, this is always where it happens. I have a really bad tendency to reach around the front of my iron to stretch the strips out. Last time I caught my wrist...this time...
I got myself under my arm. When will I learn? A good possibility I won't.
Monday, I started on my second color way and the first piecing instructions for the Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt over at Cora's Quilts. I'm about half way done with both.
|Second Color Way for the Midnight Mystery Quilt|
|First pieced blocks for the Gypsy Queen Mystery Quilt|
One last peak at a project. I signed up to be part of Sew Fresh Quilts blog hop in October for her Dog Gone Cute pattern. I told myself I would only show snip-its of the project...like this one.
Oliver is less than happy about this quilting adventure, but I told him to get over himself. But I can't hold back. I did finish my first top for the blog hop. My hopes are to have two mini's completed by October, with the second color way being completely different. But I have to share this one because it is too cute not to.
I drove my husband crazy because every time I finished a block I held it up and exclaimed, "Does it get any cuter??" Then added a small Arf, Arf. I hope to start quilting on this one soon. Now to decide on some sort of elaborate quilting or something simple.
And coming up this weekend--weather permitting--will be our guilds annual outside quilt show at the local river walk. Last years was quite successful. I love seeing all the beautiful quilts blowing in the breeze....it does the heart good. So that about wraps things up for me. I should probably get my bottom in gear and get some things finished.
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