Well, May is already over. I started a list of the blocks I was making this month, to try and keep better track, and then I lost the list, so maybe I can try again next month to keep better track, and hopefully, I haven’t forgotten to include the ones I’ve worked on.
Worse than that, I forgot to take pictures of some of the blocks I made, which is also not surprising for me. When I get into the throes of deadlines, certain things just fall by the wayside! And I’ve had a lot of deadlines lately.
But I did do a bit of catching up this month — I ended up with a total of 64 blocks, much to my own surprise!
I made 8 blocks for a guild Community Service project (no picture), and 16 blocks for a quilt that will be a pattern soon (no picture yet, but soon).
I made 20 scrappy star blocks for a quilt I’m planning to show you in my very next post:
And I finished appliquéing down these vintage Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks onto background squares. I had 19 of them, and I planned a layout that needed 20, so I was going to have to make one more. But then I found one little lone orphan block just like these at Peecher’s Country Store when I was in Arrow Rock, MO, for Arrow Rock Quilt Camp, so I rescued it and brought it home to be my 20th block. I’m much happier having saved the orphan than having to make another from scratch!
I can now also show you some of the quilt fronts from the quilting I showed you last month, so watch for that in an upcoming post.
And now it’s time for all of you to report in! How many blocks did you get done in May?
Leave a comment or contact me with your new totals, and I’ll try to be a bit speedier about getting the page updated this month. (I still have some deadlines, but they’re not as urgent as the ones I just finished — whew! Maybe I’ll get some extra computer time.)
I have the Project Page updated, and our new goal for blockmaking in June is 32, for a year-to-date total of 165.
The prize winner for April is mimi’s darlins, who’s up to 117 blocks so far!
I’m off to go start another list for this month, and hopefully put it somewhere where I won’t lose it! Happy stitching to us all, and I hope you all get plenty of sewing time in June!