I struggled with this layer cake and chose a simple Hourglass Block in the end but I really like how it turned out. Very cute, very cheerful and another donation quilt is done.
I’m almost done with the cubby assembly but waiting for the next time Keith can run up and help. These are going to be so much more functional for me and look so much better in my sewing room. It will be great to have cubby storage again – I’ve missed them the last 5 years!!!
All 8 of the Happy Block tops I brought back from Maine have been quilted and bound – several have been donated and the rest will be washed and go back to Maine with me in a couple weeks to be donated.
This was #7
and this was #8
If you’re interested in making Happy Block quilts I have instructions for 4 versions on my website.
This 16 patch quilt is UFO finish #11 for me this year which sounds good until I look at my New Starts … 12 quilts have been started, 11 are finished tops, and only 2 have been quilted and bound … at this pace, my UFO number is going to go up next year.
Keith and I had a nice weekend together – some biking, some time just vegging, and a date nite. I didn’t have time in the sewing room but I did manage to make progress on the crochet Shell blanket (this thing is massive) and get the Strips and Strings Log Cabin quilt bound.
Keith left early this morning so I’m back to work. I’ve made a good start on assembling the Bow Tie top and I’ve got a Happy Block top loaded on the longarm but the afternoon storms have rolled in so I’m going to sit and work on hand stitching the 16 patch binding.
Working my way through my list … this Happy Block quilt from the Maine sew-in is bound! I have two left to quilt and I’ll have to get those done in the next few weeks because I want to take them back to Maine in September for donating.
I finished the binding on this Sashed Tumbler yesterday so I’m making good progress on the goals I have for the rest of June. Can’t you see how cuddly it is from the photo?! This is my 10th UFO finish for the year!