Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I'm back with a progress report!

Yesterday, I turned the page on my calendar to March! Yikes, I can't believe how fast these months go by. I was anxious to see the announcement for the color of the month so I headed over to the so scrappy blog to get the news!
I got right down to business pulling purple scraps from my scrap bin. I had already cut some low volume pieces for the blocks. 

I also added a few new houses for a total of 6 Little Blue Houses!
Aren't they just too cute!

I pieced these blocks between working on quilting the baby quilt that my daughter and I are working on together. 
Last Saturday, we worked on piecing the backing together and sandwiching the quilt. We also discussed how to quilt it...keeping it simple. 
We chose some straight line quilting in the row blocks (which I did) and my daughter will do some FMQ in the blank rows and the panel. 

I am also working on the quilting on this quilt...
...the one I mentioned in my previous post but had no pictures.

On another note, I was sad to hear that the Hobby Lobby near me is closing. It was convenient for a quick run to the fabric/craft store. I learned that the management had problems with the building owner over the upkeep of the building. The roof had problems and they had water issues in the building that were not getting fixed. Friday is the last day. Today I headed over to stock up on some Kona cotton that is a staple in my stash. My favorite employee was there so I got to give her a hug. She will be transferred to another store a bit away but at least the next closest. 
I will miss it!
Do you shop Hobby Lobby? 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Dawn,
    Your little blue houses are the cutest thing. I have been dreaming of a little house quilt for a long time. Also love your RSC ... another thing I have been thinking of joining in on. Purple as a favorite color maybe now is my opportunity. I've been collecting ideas on my pin board for rainbow quilts. Always so many good things drawing my attention. Splendid Sampler block to name just one. It is good to see your creativity again. Sorry to hear about your mom. Take Care. Janita


Sweet sentiments