I actually have something on my Design Wall…
These are some of the blocks from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge from 2015. There are a total of 24 large blocks, but they don’t all fit on my Design Wall. I only have 11 small stars…they originally were going to be alternate blocks, but I decided not to make such a large quilt. But I thought the small stars may fit into the corners of a border. I plan to off-set the large stars in the quilt, so they won’t be lined up one under another. I think that will work for me. I would like to at least get some of the rows of this quilt put together this week. Hopefully I can accomplish that much.
Sunday was a pretty nice day. It was bright and sunny with a high in the 40s, so not too bad for January. We still haven’t had snow, but we’re waiting…it’s coming...today there is a chance of flurries. Hubby and I ran out for a nice lunch out. We rarely eat out, so it was nice to do it for no particular reason. He heads back to work today from a long weekend off for New Year’s, so I’ll have a quieter house again.
After lunch we ran a couple of errands (and got a new steamer basket…woo hoo! The excitement never ends around here) then when we came back home I headed down to the sewing room and finished up the quilting on a Ronald McDonald House charity quilt. Here it is done with the label on, waiting for some binding.
We have some pre-stamped labels ready to go with the quilts, so when I quilt one, I go ahead and stitch on the label before it goes back for someone else to put on the binding. I used this pretty orange thread from Aurifil to stitch on the label…
Today I have a couple of errands to run. I am going to one of the local quilt shops to sign up for a block of the month class. We will be doing The Gypsy Wife sampler BOM. The class meets once a month for ten months. I think I can devote an hour once a month going to it. There is no sewing at the classes; it is strictly a demo class, then you go home and complete the block for the month. I think this will work out great for me.
I also have to run by Joann’s and pick up some more floss for HocusPocusVille. I am into my last skein and I still have to finish the current block, plus I have three more blocks to go. And I think while I’m there I will go ahead and pick up some large rick rack and some twill ribbon for this tote that I want to work on this week…
And speaking of HocusPocusVille...I got a bit farther on it last night.
I think I just might be able to get this done by next weekend!
So that’s about it for this upcoming week. When I get back from errands I will start to un-decorate the Christmas tree (no, I haven’t done that yet!) and put away some of the other decorations. If I have time I will probably start on the Rainbow Stars quilt top and do some stitching on HPV. In the meantime, I will be linking up at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday and at Super Mom – No Cape for the Stitchery Link Party. Head on over for some lovely projects.