Follow along to see what kept me busy this week...
SUNDAY - Hoppy Easter!! Last night, I used some scraps from my niece's wedding quilt to do a test. A fabric test, if you will:
I made mug rug apiece for my niece and her future husband as a gift for their original (now COVID-19 canceled) wedding date at the end of the month:
I used almost every fabric that I collected. I will include a note for her to veto any of my choices that she does NOT want in her quilt.
Seemed like a brilliant idea to me! It will save me from wasting fabric in a quilt that won't be appreciated and it will save her from having to look at a fabric that she can't stand. Win-win!
It was a way to be productive while NOT working on the quilt currently on the longarm. I was making good progress...
... When I made the same mistake. TWICE!! :o((
MONDAY - I'm hoping to get a better photo of the Mr. and Mrs. Mug Rugs that I finished last night:
It's time for another Mail Call Monday post. Have a look...
TUESDAY - I didn't make a great deal of progress on anything other than my Weekly Quilt Group's blog post from our last meeting. I did play with some florals, but no photos.
WEDNESDAY - I've got a(nother) new project going this week. It's my Q.2 challenge based on Kate's tutorial for a Disappearing 25-Patch for this year's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge:
I'm going with these Light BLUE scraps in honor of this month's RSC Color of the Month:
This evening, I released a new Quarantine Chronicles post.
THURSDAY - This morning, I visited with my Weekly Quilt Group via our ZoomBEE meeting:
I meant to share April's Light/Bright BLUE Scrap Buster Challenge block made with these fabric strips, but didn't due to reasons:
FRIDAY - Around lunchtime, I released a new Design Floor Friday post. It outlines the challenges of quilting in "Coronaville."
Later on, while trying to make some progress on my niece's baby quilt, I discovered something I didn't notice at the Quilt Show. Houston, we have a problem:
After a chat with Needleb, who suggested tea dyeing the paw prints, I went in search of an alternative and came up with TWO:
If you zoom in, you might be able to see the Light/Bright BLUE
kitties AND the fact that the fabric on the right (which has been aging in my Closet of Doom for several years) is nearly a purr-fect match! Alas, the pattern called for 1.25 yards. :o((
What are the chances of THAT much being leftover???
Well... I guess I'll just have to measure, but I'm not hopeful.
What was the result of your investigation, Joyful???
There were 1.5 yards remaining on the bolt. SEW sweet!! I've got a quarter-yard of fudge factor.
I'm excited to share my expanding collection of RSC blocks:
Here's hoping that YOU enjoyed seeing all of the Light/Bright BLUE that filled my week. I had a TON of fun working through some of my scraps! Sending out a BIG thank you to Angela for keeping us motivated.
Until next time...