It is Monday, right? Once again the days all seem to be running together - but I've been doing a good bit of quilting, so it's all good! Since last week, I finished the pineapple quilt...
...and I also quilted this top from back in February. Both quilts will be sent to my nieces, one for a new great-nephew and one for an upcoming great-niece, due in August!
Then I put this top on the frame and got it finished. Remember all those tops I made back in January and February? Well, I'm working on whittling that pile down, and this makes #2 from that stack (the one above is #1).
Three baby quilts were next on the stack. These were fairly small, and Lilli and I worked to find backs for them on Friday. I loaded them on the frame on Sunday and did the binding early this morning! And that makes #3, #4, and #5!
And then this afternoon I had a bit of spare time, so I found a backing for this quilt and finished it off too!! And #6 is in the books!
I've got three more quilts in that stack, and hopefully I can knock them out in the next day or so. It would feel really good to know that all my tops have been quilted!
I had fun making backs for all of these - working through stash means you have to make pieced backs, which take a lot longer! Here's a pic of my favorite back..
And speaking of favorites, take a look at this rosebush! It's a wild rose from over at the old house - it only blooms one time per season, so once these blooms die, it won't bloom again until next spring. I'm awfully glad I got to see it this weekend, because it's never had that many blooms on it before!
So this week I'll be making backs for those last three quilt tops and getting them on the frame. Hopefully I'll have them all finished up by Friday! I've also received a request for some slightly different masks from a friend, so I'll be working on those this week, too.
Oh, and just FYI - family game night was a great success! We ate lots of fun finger food and played Sushi Go! That is a wonderful game to play with kids - interesting enough for adults, but easy enough for the kids to enjoy. I highly recommend it! This week we will be trying something different - Build Your Own Ramen Bowl!
This is a newly revisited favorite - it's so much fun to dress up plain ramen noodles! Be sure to use regular broth, either from a can or box or be brave and make your own - it tastes so much better than the flavor packet, and it's much better for you. Sweep the fridge for any leftover its and bobs that can go in - meats and veggies both. And try making soft boiled eggs in your instant pot! They really make this a meal, and they are so pretty in the bowl. I may experiment with something called "ramen eggs" this week - soft boiled eggs marinated in a soy sauce blend. It gives them a pretty patina on the outside and I bet they taste wonderful. Add a swirl of sauce on top for flair!
And now the question is - - - what are YOU working on tis week?