|Osteosperum in my flower garden|
I have packages being delivered here almost every day. Most of the fabric I ordered came in today.
Right now, the lilac and the iris are just starting to bloom. I just adore lilacs. Their smell! The tiny little flowers. Did you know that my lilacs put on buds in February, April and November. Crazy flowers. I tell them that all the time. "What do you think you are doing?" Obviously they ignore me because they keep doing it year after year. The only time the buds come out to flower, though, is in April.
But I digress...
I did so well this week! Happy dancing is going on all through my house. Everyone else in the house (the dog, the cat and hubby) all think I'm crazy...you form your own opinion.
My conservative goal is to get the yardage package(s) out of the mailbox, open them up and iron the fabric.
This was the orange fabric to make my grandson's High School graduation quilt. I had started out with some orange, but there just wasn't enough variety. For the whole backstory, click here. The fabric all came with three of the five arriving in the mail this afternoon.
I was going to try and hurriedly iron them to make my goal. But I was making split pea soup and had to go in and make the Irish Soda Bread that goes with it. I have a different bread that goes with many recipes I have. See this post for my thoughts on bread AND a recipe for bread.
I vote that I met this goal since 3/5th of the fabric didn't arrive until this after noon.
Here's the new fabric. To hear the accompanying details for this story, click here.
Chip's One-Year Birthday Quilt
2. I have the fabric ready and already have the pattern. Since I'll be free most of the next week, my goal will be to cut out the pieces.
|Here's the fabric! Isn't it sweet?|
The blocks for Chip's quilt are 6-1/2" square. You need 20 squares for the quilt.
The bonus is that once I've cut the fabric for Chip's quilt, there's enough left over to make a baby quilt. So I fussy cut the remaining fabric and will cut the rest.
The blocks are 4-1/2" square. It needs 20 blocks and makes a baby size quilt.
Below are a couple of pictures of this pattern. The one on the left is a baby quilt made for a co-worker of mine. The one on the right was made by Firstest when he was eight.
Next week I plan on putting most of my energy into Firstest's quilt and maybe a little time on a couple of side projects.
1. Firstest's Quilt:
Cut new fabric into pieces.
Assemble 10 blocks
2. Military Mom Quilt (see here for post with explanation of this quilt)
Figure out and draw up the layout of quilt
3. Computer chair pillow
Make cover for pillow
That should keep me busy. Since we are going to a SFGiants game on Friday afternoon and to Firstest's Court of Honor for his Eagle Scout Award, I may not get everything but #3 is a wish, and any work on #2 will do.
I hope you have a wonderful week with lots of flowers, happy circumstances and joy with the ones you love.
Nyd din dag! (Danish for "See You Later!")
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