I stink at certain types of improv.
No, no. It's okay.
The IMQG bee is in full swing. I have only received half of my blocks back, but I'm hopeful.
I made this block
for the month of April.
This was a block I thought wouldn't require a lot of thought, but it did. Probably doesn't help I had a headache while I was piecing it. Do you see my mistake? Ratz! Off to the cutting board to rip a couple of seams and insert a couple of strips of white. They should be bordering the orange and blue on the two outside sections.
I had three finishes in one week. This week, I've managed the block (albeit boogered up) and buying fabric to sash the Stars Over Indiana quilt.
Here's where it was in January of this year. Still not sewn together and a play mat for a very curious cat.
The perfect sashing fabric. From Joann's. Purchased with a 50% off coupon. So I got two yards for the price of one. Yippee! Wish my LQS had coupons like this!
Yeah, I like it!
I've been working on the back too.
For the Aloha Quilt
I used a Single Irish Chain for the back.
OMGoodness, how pretty is that! lol I forget what things look like when they're folded on a chair or I'm lying under them.
This is such a happy, fun and easy way to put more bang in your quiltey buck!
Crusin' along. Having some fun with nine patches.
And here they are being pieced together.
I don't think the whole back is going to be this...I'm toying with the idea of morphing the white square in between the nine patches into the blue and green fabrics and switching the five green and blue squares in the nine patches into white. Make sense?
I've been playing around with diamonds lately ( last month) too. In pinks and oranges. I mean, really. What little girl at heart doesn't just love pink and orange together!
And who could resist a couple of love birds?
Where is this project going? I have no idea! But I'm loving the look of the blocks sashed in white!
This week has also been all about
Middleman's Flight Experiment Proposal paper that will be submitted to a panelist of judges in related fields.
He's doing natural food preservatives in space and this paper will go along with several others to be judged, and if it passes, it goes to a national review board who decides which experiment from our community
Avicenna and LLC
will fly on the shuttle Atlantis. Lots of work to do before the paper is turned in though!
Another finish this week was Middleman's (with the boogie board) Lifeguard certification. Lots of hard work and studying, and he passed with high marks and new confidence!
Way to go buddy!
This week also marks an end of Javi's freshman year at university.
Here he is at Gulf Shores last year.
Here's a really good shot of our family I forgot we had.
Can you tell which one is me? LOL
Slowly slogging my way through WIP's with no new projects started. Fabric bought for the sashing of a quilt and other than that...nothing new added. Which is good.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.
So much fun going on over there! Each week I find a new favorite (or two) and get inspired! You should check it out too!
Leaving you with a finish from last week. A WIP off the list. Woo Hoo!