It seemed like I wasn’t making any progress on my goals between getting ready for company and entertaining but I have made a little progress all the way around. I’ve knit some on my Shine scarf and it’s slowly growing. All the Dutch Windmill blocks are made and I’m ready to assemble the top. 

The Simply Woven top has been quilted and bound. It’s my first UFO finish for 2017 and it’s  a free pattern from Moda Bakeshop found at this link. I had two blocks in the center I should have turned another way but I wasn’t about to take them out. It’s pretty obvious here in the photo but not really noticeable when you’re using the quilt. It’s just one of those things that as you turn some blocks in the quilt you create other areas that aren’t quite right and at some point you think you’ve got it all arranged OK until it’s all together!

Great progress has been made on our running/walking challenge and Chris and I have hit a combined 100 miles on our 2017 miles in 2017. He’s running and I’m walking my miles. 

It’s Pirate season here in Tampa and the kids are coming this weekend for the Gasparilla Children’s Parade. Our flag is out.

I also decided to make a Pirate ship. This might go back with Rae for her tree in her playroom. 

Not sure what the appeal is but it’s kind of meditative so last night after finishing my blocks I decided to make a quilt block. Technically I guess it’s not a block since I didn’t fill in the corners. 

In spite of having a ton of scarves that need to be donated, I have a little bit of a problem making things that don’t seem to have a purpose. A few might make it to the Big Canoe tree or this one might end up as a coaster in my sewing room. 

3 thoughts on “Progress

  1. Angie

    I like that you used Grey in this quilt. I’m starting to love Grey as the new neutral instead of white or off white tone on tones. I copied off the pattern, but I’m not sure about all the cutting, rotating, sewing involved. I may try a few scrappy blocks just to see how it works out. It looks like a great quilt for the long arm and an edge to edge pantograph.

  2. nikki

    Love your quilt and it looks great in the picture also. Sometimes I love looking for the “mistake” that quilters say they make….I feel it works my brain as I often don’t even see secondary designs, lol. Couldn’t find yours. I think I will put this pattern on my lengthy to-do list.

    Hubs gave me a coloring book for Christmas (which horrified me) but now I am finding it rather soothing. Will have to look out for your little circle things.

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