I started working on the blocks for my Let's Book It and realized that I didn't want to press them until I knew the layout - so those seams could be pressed in opposite directions so they messed for smoother seemlines. all the blocks are made, layout done, pressing done, and then a sneeze.....
I picked up two commission pieces (and this is all you will see of them) which meant dumping almost everything - and I mean everything. Couch was covered, floor covered, every table covered for 3 1/2 days as I stitched almost day and night. Moe loved all those special beds I made for him.
And then life sneezed again..... my youngest brother was to have an out-patient knee surgery until his EKG went off the charts and it ended up an immediate heart surgery. So my frenzy sewing became a frenzy clean-up incase family would be arriving.
After the calm, I had three machines calling, begging - play with me. So I started putting my Something Old project together - Bea's 'Scrappy Chain QAL which I know as the jewel box layout.
And then life sneezed again...... we received word just before Easter that my uncle (mother's only brother) had passed. So this project was cleaned up for family again.
I wanted to show you the patches and pinwheel quilt - now you can see why half those pinwheels turned left and half turned right - to create that secondary pattern. The flimsy is done, but the finish will be done by someone else as I decided to send this on to Sarah's ministry group (with a baby flimsy) while packing up the Hands2Help quilt to her. This quilt reminds me of my uncle: the bright colors for his playing in a jazz band (right up to the end), pinwheels for his love of golf (checking those winds before a shot), and the squares for square dancing that he and his wife did for many years. So I am very happy this quilt is going to be used for wrapping someone in much love and hugs.
I hope life doesn't sneeze too many more times. I have the triangle quilt to finish binding for the parade of quilts and once my fabric order for sashing and borders for the commission quilt arrives (did I say that quilt is 90"x100") I will be finishing that right up to head for quilting. Luckily the other piece is only a 20" square wallhanging and sits in a tote with everything waiting to be played with.
So if I am quiet for a time again, family and committments are priority. Let's Book It will be ready for link up on the 28th.