My red scrap bucket had lots of narrow strips in it, so this month I just started sewing strips onto strips onto strips until I had a piece that was about 13 x 17!
Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
I've spent quite a bit of time again this week coordinating my mom's care after her hospital stay last week, but she is much better now, so that's good. She is spending some time in a rehab facility to build her strength and independence back up. I hope it won't be for too long, though - she is anxious to go home! Thanks, everyone, for all your good wishes for Mom!
We treated ourselves to a box of Thin Mints this week! Yum! I can't go a year without a box or two.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
As I have for the last month or so, I spent the first two days of the week working on the next border for my Stay at Home Round Robin project. This week's border prompt is from Gail at Quilting Gail and she called for anything that has an element of 4 in it. I opted to go simple and traditional and made four patch blocks.
In fact, I made three groups of four 4 patches!
Saturday, February 17, 2024
After I finished the Rainbow Bowties quilt earlier this week, I started thinking about what new block I could work on next for a new hand-piecing project.
Friday, February 16, 2024
Earlier this week, I put the last binding stitches into Rainbow Bowties and it is now a finished quilt. I think this might be one of my favorite quilts ever, but I probably say that with every finish! The bowties for this quilt were my handpiecing project for 2023. Here's a photo from July - halfway there, maybe?
Thursday, February 15, 2024
I'm popping in with a quick post because I finally had some time to sew this afternoon. Brenda at Songbird Designs called for square-in-a-square blocks for this week's border. I'm working on a small piece, so I made four 2.5 inch blocks.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
I am writing this on Wednesday, so Happy Valentine's Day! I finished stitching Love Notes the other night. Hope you got some Love Notes from your favorite someone this Valentine's Day.
My week turned crazy yesterday (Tuesday) because my mom was admitted to the hospital with a UTI and it has made her very weak. Fortunately, she is much better today. Having to spend lots of time sitting in the ER or a hospital room makes me appreciate that I had downloaded an older trilogy by Nora Roberts to read - one of my favorites to reread - magic, romance - all good!