It’s the end of the week, or turn it around, it’s the beginning of the weekend! I really like weeks when I get to stick around the house and don’t have a lot of running around to do. That usually means more time for cooking or sewing.
This week was one of those weeks. The only reason to leave the house was on Thursday. Most Thursdays I meet with several friends to visit & stitch. Afterwards I usually stop by the grocery store.
So work has been done on my OMG & UFOs. I pieced another block for the 2018 Project Linus Mystery Challenge. I had to stop working on the quilt due to family issues, and last year I started making one block a month as my OMG. This week I got the Taffy Block made. YUM!! These pieces were paper pieced. Not my most favorite piecing method, but the designer helps by giving cutting instructions that do not waste a lot of fabric.
While I was on a roll, I also added sashing to some of the blocks I had already completed.
I did some more sashing, but had to do some ripping because I discovered I hadn’t trimmed one of the blocks correctly. So at my hand stitching group yesterday I ripped out stitches on 3 of the 4 sides. Luckily it was the bottom block.
My UFO for the month is to add binding to 2 quilts. This week I pieced the binding for one of them. I’ll be working on adding the binding this weekend.
Reminder – the voting continues on the Project Linus 2019 Mystery Quilt Challenge Contest. Thirty quilts were chosen for this contest. Mine is #11. Hint! Hint!! This is a fund-raiser for Project Linus and each vote requires a $1 donation (with a minimum of 10 votes/$10). The four quilts that receive the most votes (raise the most money) will receive a prize which include a Janome Sewing Machine, a Go-Cutter, 100 Fat Quarters and a roll of Warm & Natural Batting.
If you think all the quilts look the same, well they are. The pattern was released one clue a week for six weeks. Several, including mine, used the suggested color scheme, but it is fun to see how other quilters used their imagination. The pattern was designed for a teenager, but there are six quilts that used the alternative teddy bear which would be more suitable for a younger child. Also, another difference you might see, is that this pattern had two sizes – 8 out of the 30 are the larger size. Mine is the smaller size, but I plan to make the larger one after I finish some other UFOs.
I am currently in the Top 20. Sometime today they will release the standings. As of 9:30 pm last night the voting has reached 10,000 votes – that is $10,000 has been donated so far to Project Linus! Way to GO!!
So, how was your week? Any stitching planned for the weekend??
What a sweet treat of a quilt, so cute.
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