My friends know that I have to do my work before I play, so on Thursday I did most of
my chores and ran a few errands. When I got home I decided to prep appliqué. I like to hand sew when I am on my lunch hour at work and at night before bed. For the past several months I have been working on these little baskets. I have 195 finished and need at least 105 more. I prepped 21 more so that should hold me over for a few weeks.
Friday I did more chores, got my hair done and ran more errands. After all that I prepped block three of "It's Raining Cats and Dogs". I am doing this BOM with a local friend and a blogging friend, Grethe. We are shooting for a block every other month but I think Grethe has taken off on this and has more done.
Here is the block I prepped to stitch.
Here are the other two that I have already finished.
I also was able to work on another BOM I have going. This one is called "Four Star Generals". Here are this months blocks.
and here are all that I have done so far.
Saturday was "Sew Saturday". Joy and Pam (no blog) came over to sew for the day. I forgot to take pictures of Joy's blocks. She was working on her Grandmother Choice block of the week and then started putting together her Farmer's Wife. Both are just gorgeous. Pam is a beginner and with a little help from me put together a baby quilt for her nephew. Here is Pam holding up her first top. I think she is getting the bug.
I was working on a row for a charity quilt I am making. I am using a bin of strings I have from homespuns. I thought it would make a great boy quilt for the crisis center it will be gifted to.
I also put together this months free pattern from Country Threads. Here are January and February blocks.
I also worked on an old UFO. This is Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery from 2009. I was able to get the center medallion finished. I also pieced the sashings. I hope to get this together next month.
Today (Sunday), I ran more errands and cleaned my floors of all the threads from yesterday. They sure do add up! I then settled in for Quilt Cam with Bonnie Hunter. It's so fun to sew with Bonnie!
I worked on "Old Glory". I had all the red blocks made so today I made all the blue blocks. All I really need to do is put the sashing strips on and call it a flimsy.
Well, that's all for this weekend. My sewing is done for February. I am off to work on my March list of projects. The good news is we have five weekends in March. The bad news is that I work two Friday's in March. (shut up Beth and Nancy). LOL!
I hope you all have a wonderful, productive, healthy week.