Monday, April 29, 2019

Make-A-List Monday - Chasing A Wild Hare!

Hi, all!

Well, it's been an unusual week here - I started seeing a few squirrels, chasing a wild hare or two...

...and last week's list kind of went out the window!  But before I share what I did do, let's look at that list and see what I missed...

1.  Keep working on the vintage quilt repair.
Shamefully, I didn't work on this one.

2.  Continue making blocks for Hygge Sparkle Pop.
But I did do this one!  

3.  Start cutting fabrics for a special project.
I didn't do this one, mainly because one of the fabrics I ordered was put on back-order.  Fortunately I have a little time before this one is needed.

4.  Get some more day lilies and replant a pair of galvanized tubs.
I did do this one!  Look how pretty...

5.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Another quiet week, which means we've got a chance to get caught up on cutting scraps and rebuilding our finished quilt stash!

OK - and here's what else I worked on this week...

First off, yard work (!)

Yard work definitely isn't my favorite thing to do, but for some reason this year it is calling my name!  I planted some gorgeous orange azaleas in this bed (which still needs weeding, but I need to buy mulch first...)

...and speaking of weeding, I did weed this huge bed outside my front porch!  Wow, do my arms hurt!!

I made a back for the Hygge Sparkle Pop quilt from that pretty blue  hydrangea print...

...and then the wild hare showed up!   I have needed to clean off my sewing table for a while, and I got in the mood to do it, so I took advantage of that and started.  I found two sets of blocks from projects I had started, then lost "that loving feeling" - so I decided to turn them into something else!

This pretty top is finished!  I swapped for the beautiful asian print which we had in the stash at church - it blends beautifully with the gold-dusted solid hourglass blocks!  I finished it off with some Kona Espresso bordering the koi print and the outside.  Now to find a back!

And these HSTs made it to the design wall, although I'm still trying to work out a design.  I've had a couple more ideas that I want to try out before deciding!

So it was a productive week, if not on the things I originally planned to work on.  Let's see what's on tap for this week now!

1.  Definitely work on the vintage quilt!

2.  Finish the solids HST quilt top.

3.  Quilt the Hygge Sparkle Pop quilt.

4.  More yard work - unfortunately mulch won't spread itself!

5.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

I'm going to try to stay on track this week - no promises, though!  

So now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. You've had a busy week. I love your lilys in the galvanised tubs - they really 'pop'!

  2. Day Lilies do so well in any climate, well almost. A friend who grew them for sale told me they are almost indestructible, love that panel and those blocks around it glow.

  3. more battles civil war diary quilt...LOL

  4. Yes - gardens are a lot of work - mulch, our best friend to keep the weeds at bay :)!
    Love seeing your quilt finishes. I finished my 3 WIP's - just waiting to hand stitch the bindings down - and got backings done for a few other's waiting their turn :)!
    And now - well I emptied 4 jars of 1.5 squares and am sewing Granny Square blocks - sooooo much fun!!

  5. Love the way you can jump between projects like that--they are all amazing!

  6. Moving slow here but I finally did a blog post..or two :-( The first has a peak of my little quilt for Jack's Basket. And yesterday I finally started cutting out Paws Patrol fabric for a quilt for my nephew. I'll have some leftovers so there may be a second one for another charity quilt. I love your Hygge quilt!

  7. I love those solid HSTs and especially the blocks in the centers. How did you make those?

  8. I love what you did with the gold dusted HG blocks! It is a fun way to enliven something that isn't working - and how much fun to swap with the benefit fabric (something that would be harder to use in a ministry quilt). Mulch would be so much better if it learned to spread itself!

  9. Oh, I have some of that koi print, too! It looks lovely as the center of your triangles :)


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