Well, I hope I am caught up. I changed the European Bird to a NorthAmerican bird found in our region - the Baltimore Oriole. We get these in our Christmas Tree lot (with natural spring) - they like to be in high places with access to berries, insects and water - so this is a perfect habitat for them. They will come down occassionally to the birdfeeders and even partake of the Hummingbird feeders.
And thanks to Sheila - it hit me that I hadn't worked on my 'green' blocks this week for the Rainbow QAL. So I quickly pulled that box out and my scrap barrels of this size pre-cuts and did up my BIG star block. I marked on my calendar for a week of starlet blocks and then a week of log cabins - so I don't forget again! ** linking up with SoScrappy -Rainbow QAL **
I had to break up all that block making with some play in scraps. This box holds what is left of my Orphan block pieces from prior projects - I tend to make more than necessary for a good mix of color/pattern as well as sometimes I just can't count! Using them up slowly - and sometimes adding to it.
And one of my early monthly projects that was in secret - this is the dollie and quilt I made for my swap partner. We both agreed to skip the monthly theme of 'Birthday Celebration' (the groups 1st birthday) and go with something bright and fun. This pattern is '9-Patch Magic' from Konda Luckau's book Simply Charming Minis.
I used Flirt charms - the brighter ones for the front and the lite charms were pieced for the back. The binding is a Connecting Threads. And the dollie gets dressed up with scraps from the whole thing. And my signature label and tiny buttons.
Now to clean up and re-organize the 'room' so I am really sure I am caught up. I do need to start thinking on my next set of blocks for my 'Country Charmer' stars and get at least one block done on the quilt kit project. AND I have a quilt back from the longarmer that needs it's binding. Oh, yes, I am still working on the postage stamp, but now as a leader/ender to get the finished size for the quilt top.
And I did go pick up my Jeep - wanted to do that in case we can't get over the creek with all this rain. Yes, that awful flood alert puts our valley into a panic.
Keep dry and safe,