On SUNDAY, I took some process pictures of the making of Block2 of the RavBOM. This version began with a rectangle and a square... or rather 12 - 4.5 x 2.5" rectangles and 25 - 2.5" squares:
In the photo above, the square is covering the right half of the rectangle.
MONDAY afternoon, I finished up another Block2 sample for the RavBOM:
It needs a bit more pressing, but it used up a bit of scraps for the Stashbusters Challenge and provided another method with NO triangles and without the use of HSTs. I blogged about my method HERE.
TUESDAY morning found me a Knit Group. I sewed buttons on a long-completed cowl. That poor cowl has been waiting for buttons for THREE YEARS!!! Oh, wait... It's ORANGE:
The pattern is called PERFECT by Threebagsfulled. I just LOVE the texture of this cowl!!!
WEDNESDAY was a beautiful day. I went out to take some pictures for my friend Paula over at Paula B Quilts. She LOVES iris and I just happen to have a yard full of them...
Lavender Heirlooms from my friend Rebecca:
Yellow Siberian (?) Iris from Dee Dee's garden:
White Bearded Iris from a neighbor's garden:
Yellow Heirlooms from my friend Hilary:
In the harsh midday light, I noticed that the Tall Bearded Lilac/Orchid Iris that I traded for the White Iris shown above was blooming across the street so I got a shot later in the day:
Those came from my friend Fran's garden. If I'm not mistaken, they have moved with us to our last 3 homes and they are still as beautiful as ever!
Last week, it was the Purple Iris that came from my aunt's house. (I've got to remember to move some of those back to my yard before she moves away, as something happened to mine.) It's always exciting to see flowers that came from my garden flourish at homes all around the neighborhood!
Group meeting, but it couldn't be helped. (Hello, CCLQ members!!!)
In the evening, I unearthed THIS:
Can YOU guess what's inside???
It's an antique New Home sewing machine that I need to sell:
Where is Bonnie Hunter when you need her?? (And she doesn't even live that far from me!)
The morning was spent moving things around in the sewing room and found that there actually IS a floor beneath the sewing table:
The afternoon, however, included a trip to Raleigh to move DS1 out of the dorm. He only has one exam left before the end of the school year and I had a limited number of days available to help him. So... TODAY was Moving Day!! (He'll keep enough clothes for the weekend and probably take the bus home after his last exam on Tuesday.)
NOTE: For those of you who were hoping to catch a glimpse of the completed S's T-Quilt, check out the most recent post for Design Floor Friday. (Thanks for looking!!)
On SATURDAY morning, I joined Angela's LINK PARTY and posted April's Month in Review:
ONE (1) Maverick Star:
ONE (1) Slab Block:
ONE (1) String Block:
ONE (1) Tiny Nine:
For a total of FOUR (4) blocks sewn from my ORANGE scraps this month:
There is also...
ONE (1) Rainbow Crumb Block:
To add to that, bringing my total block production to FIVE (5) for the month of April:
After posting and joining Angela's LINK PARTY, I'm headed over to Needleb's house for a Sew Day. A number of my Quilt Bee friends are planning to attend. It promises to be a WONDERFUL day!! I have a couple of projects that I plan to work on waiting by the door.
I'll be looking forward to catching up on what all of the RSC Quilters have been working this week, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. You go on ahead and enjoy all of the ORANGE scrappy goodness!!
Until next time...