Thursday, October 21, 2021

Trying to keep my head above the water!

 Why is it that life seems to keep getting busier? 

I just don't seem to have enough time to keep up with quilting, blogging, and visiting blogs with the time that is left over after work and family commitments. Anyone else feel the same?

Well, enough complaining! I need to enjoy the moments! 

October's monthly color is light green. Here are my blocks. 

Joy Luck

Wonky Shoo Fly

I'm thinking I will add at least one more color for the wonky shoo fly and 
several for the Joy Luck to make them a nice size quilt. We will see!
Linking to Scrap Happy Saturday @ So Scrappy.

I did have a finish since I last posted! I finished my #30daysofimprovqal quilt.
This challenge took place during the month of August. I chose to 
add large borders of Kona white around the grid of blocks to make 
a good size throw quilt. I quilted from top to bottom in straight 
lines about 1/2" apart. 
The backing fabric was used to based the colors for the challenge blocks. The binding is left over pieces from the front fabrics. 
This quilt was gifted as a wedding gift for my daughter's 
sister-in-law and husband.
I will be linking to Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, linky party at Patchwork and Quilts, Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts and Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting.

Finally, I can show you my September calendar journal! We have been having quite the 
printer problems and finally broke down and bought a new one. I have been keeping notes on paper until I was able to get the calendar printed. 

My October step for the Macaron Mystery is finished ~ 60 flying geese
I'm excited to see what the next step is. 

Until next time, happy quilting!


  1. Your challenge quilt and the colors are absolutely fabulous! I'm with you... I am not seeing much time for quilting and/or sewing and/or crocheting these days. I keep hoping the changing of the seasons will leave a little more crafty time... I hope it does for you, too!

  2. Wow, love your squashed lime blocks!!! And your wedding gift quilt--brilliant, adding large borders! Pretty colors, too!!!

  3. Super cute Light/Bright GREEN scraps for the RSC and a fabulous improv quilt finish, too, Dawn!!

  4. Great blocks light green blocks for RSC and congrats on a beautiful finish, Dawn.

  5. Oh yes, I feel the same, my head too is barely above the water... Well, looks like you made beautiful progress, and the finished quilt is a lovely wedding gift. I love its modern look. Pretty green blocks, and flying geese too!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up with Patchwork & Quilts ;)

  6. A absolutely beautiful wedding quilt! Love, love it! Wonky shoo fly blocks a cute as can be! I admire your calendar journal! I aspire to keeping a journal, but I’m not very good at it!

  7. Nice job on the improv quilt. I was surprised last year when we got no calendars as advertisements. But thanks to you mentioning you print your own it dawned on me I could do the same. Thanks for the aha! moment.

  8. Your improv quilt is GORGEOUS! Congrats on such a super finish! :)

  9. Hi Dawn! Oh, I so agree that lately there just isn't enough time in a day. And with the holidays quickly approaching - less than 9 weeks until Christmas!!! - it's only going to get worse. I guess my hand was forced because I had to take my machine in for a checkup. No sewing for three weeks. I'll have to do but read and visit blogs. HAHA! Love all the blocks and inspiration you've shared today. The month of September is CRAZY busy for you!! I can only imagine what October's is going to look like. {{Hugs}} Hang in there! We all understand. ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. Oh that improv is awesome!
    and yes - I am totally with you!!!!


Sweet sentiments