Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday was a Sewing Sensation!

 I hiked on Friday morning, then did Pilates...after a salad and a hot bath I sewed and sewed and sewed.  I started out with the 35th Ave. BOM for February.  Got it done just under the wire!  Today I picked up the one for March.
 I am super happy to say  am motivated to finish off a bunch of my UFO's!  So I pulled out these Pineapple Blossom blocks from a 2015 workshop I got to go to with Bonnie.  Such fun blocks, not sure why I waited so long to get them done!  Now I have a baby size quilt ready to quilt!
 I also did the Rainbow BOM for March in red.  This is Straits of Mackinac.  Loving it!
Linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC!

I also finally dragged out the Playing with Jacks blocks from the Tuscon workshop about four years ago!  I had decided to do these blocks in modern fabrics....however when I got going I realized I did not really have enough contrast in some of my blocks and he greys really faded in and the design did not show up really well.  So they languished away for a few years.  I finally decided to take the two worst offenders out and to make six more blocks that contrasted better.  And here you have it.  Works for another baby quilt!  
SEW fun to knock two more quilts off my UFO list (well not entirely as they need quilting and binding but forward progress!).  
Today we got our March blocks from 35th Ave and had lunch with BJ.  We ran a bunch of errands and went and celebrated my nephew Colton's 4th birthday!  To top it off we headed to the casino for the first time in forever!  We won!  Kathy lost 40 bucks (plus the free 15 they have her).  I played my free 15 and won about 95...so we netted 55!  Happy campers!

7 comments:

Lydsfire said...

The Straits of Mackinac is such a dynamic block. I am really enjoying these!

Ariane said...

So many wonderful projects in progress!! My favourite are the straits of mackinac blocks. They are amazing!!

Angie said...

Straits of Mackinac is an amazing block! The finished rainbow quilt will be stunning!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your RSC Mackinac block are fabulous! I adore this project!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Bits of RED in all of those projects. Way to move those UFOs forward!! Best of luck on keeping up the momentum.

Kat Scribner said...

Straights of Mackinac is going to be sensational! Look at it from a distance, the movement is fabulous.

Nell's Quilts said...

Looks like its unanimous - Straits of Mackinaw is a winner.