We had a fairly typical April. Some rain, some snow, some warm, some cold, some clouds, some sun, lots of wind, a whole flock of new baby goats (and some kittens)! And the month seemed to go quite quickly, altho I know for some of you, it probably seemed interminable because of the stay-at-home orders. Us, we’re pretty much always at home anyway, so things didn’t seem a whole lot different.
This month, I’ve been working hard on the new BOM that comes out within the next couple weeks, so stay tuned for the big reveal, and information on how you can get signed up!
I also got caught up on all my guild exchange blocks. So my total for April was 41 blocks.
Here’s the exchange block I made for Tonya:
Here’s one I made for Shirley — I love this one so much I want to make a hundred more for myself! And I just might! Heaven knows I have enough fabric!
I made an exchange block for Norma, but I didn’t even count it because it was so easy it felt like cheating!
And I made a block for my bestie, Victoria, for her 50th birthday quilt she’s making:
I also made two more of these so I’d have a number I could set together easily. They’re for a Comfort quilt for guild — guild members made the rest of the blocks, and I’m going to finish them into a quilt to donate back.
Since I still have machine piecing for an hour a day on my tracker, I seriously thought I’d have more to show for it, but nope! Maybe I’ll have a bigger number next month. I’m also behind on my projects for the APQResolution challenge, but I’m still hoping to get caught up on that.
How did you do? Was April a good sewing month? I know a lot of you were busy sewing masks. I made some as well, but I’m actually lucky to still be working full time, so my mask numbers are not as high as some of you have been turning out.
It’s time to report in with your block numbers, and I’ve updated the Project page with our new goal for May, which is another 31 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 136. Some of you have already blown way past that. Seriously, once you start counting, it’s really not hard to get to 350, and then I just try to see how many I can get done within the year! Hopefully, a lot!
The March prize winner is Crystal, who is already up to 223 in just the first quarter!
So leave me a comment, or contact me to let me know your new numbers and what you’ve been working on! Happy stitching in May!