I'm still plugging away over here, working on QAL's and getting that pattern ready to release. After my crazy productive week the week before, last week I kind of hit a brick wall. I didn't really do anything-at-all. It happens.
David has been gone since last Friday for work again, and I knew I needed to buckle down and be productive over my quiet weekend (well as quiet as it gets with a teenage daughter in the house). On Friday it was like my batteries recharged. I hit the coin box and found that flashy star on Super Mario Brothers that warped me into moving at super quick speeds. I turned on quilting Haulk Mode (no I didn't turn green).
Saturday, I popped into a local quilt store, Helen's Hen House, to pick up a few FQ's to add to my Solstice challenge quilt. That's where I picked up those yummy pieces above...I think I'm going to need more. What was suppose to be a quick trip ended up being a 1 1/2 hour event. The place was hopping and I ran into quilting friends and made a new quilting friend. But the quilt store magic had to end...I had things to do! So back home I went.
I was able to quickly finish the straight line quilting on my pattern quilt, which leaves me with one more to quilt.
I was able to get that quilt basted and cut binding strips for four quilts.
Next up, was the Freefall 1/2 blocks. Sandra at mmm!quilts had emailed me the instructions for the next set of blocks so that I could test them before she released them on Monday. Making that a major priority, I knocked those out pretty quickly.
Here are all the blocks playing on my design wall.
I needed a
Now on to the blocks I completed. I had three blocks to catch up on; Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts had released the Santa block for the Jolly Christmas Quilt and he had yet to visit my design wall, April's Aurifil block needed to be completed, and Pat Sloan released The Children's Library May block two days early. I cut the pieces for all three blocks and slowly (and carefully) worked on them all together.
Santa finished up first. Isn't he just the jolliest?
I even pieced one of the five rows together.
The Children's Library Block for May was Green Eggs and Ham. I dug into my stash of green and went to work. This block goes together log cabin style and for some reason, I always end up with a wonky block. My 1.5" piece blocks got a little bit off, but I didn't sweat it and improvised. As long as I ended up with a 12.5" block that looked dag gone close, I was happy. I think Dr. Seuss would agree, whimsical is better than perfect?
And here they are all together.
Last but definitely not least, was the Aurifil BOM by Sue Marsh New Direction. I put this block off for half of a month because the templates and triangles scared the crap out of me. Something I've never really worked with. I cut very carefully and took my time sewing.
I have to say the block turned out much better than I expected. Once put together, I did lose a few points on the arrow, but hey some times in life, the arrows that point us aren't quite as sharp as they should be. This is just one of those times. (It's not done losing points either...shhhh)
And here are the start of my rainbow blocks, ranging from blue to red purple.
So this is what my list looked like at the end of Sunday.
Not bad if I do say so myself. I also finished making a pressing board to use for bigger pieces of fabric, but I think I'll save that for another post. This one is about eye candy.
So for now, my Haulk muscles have retracted and I've returned to little ol' Tish N Wonderland. I still need to keep the forward momentum going, but for now I think I deserve a nap.