Hello everyone! I hope you are all thawing out that were in the cold winter storm areas. What little snow we had went quickly and we are to have nice warm up this week. So happy about that!!
First, I wanted to present to you all my February 2021 Color Challenge Block of the Month. The color this month is lemon. Jen is using food for inspiration for colors this year! Lemon is the food of the month! LOL You can find the pattern for this block at Patterns by Jen. It is free for the month of February, so you still have a few days to grab it and stitch away. It will be available for a small charge thereafter. There are some great prizes being given away for those who enter their block. I have chosen grunge in lemon and silver/gray for my block. I purchased my grunge fat quarter pack from Lauren at Bold Notion Quilting! Lauren is a military wife who runs her shop from her home, and does some beautiful long arm quilting as well! I decided to use the lemon as the background for the spools instead of for the spools! It’s been interesting to see everyone’s interpretation of this block! So here is mine! I’ll be linking up with Jen also.
Our grand loves spent the night with us Friday night…and most of the day yesterday!! We had a great time. After breakfast I asked Madelyn if she wanted to learn to use my “big” machine (she has a small Janome I gave her a few years back to learn on and it is now inoperable, and I don’t want her to lose the “want to” for sewing/quilting!! I told her we could do a crazy quilt block. She was all in!! I started out showing her how I was making my RSC crazy quilt blocks while she picked out the fabrics she wanted to use. I then showed her how to use the machine and guided her through stitching the first few fabrics together, telling her a little about crazy quilts as we went along. We had a blast and I think she’s hooked!! She looked through most of the fancy stitches on my Solaris and chose the ones she wanted to stitch on her seams. We made a block that was 12-1/2 inches square. I decided to do the trimming for her as I didn’t want her to get cut with the rotary blade her first time using it. Her mama was already a little panicked that she was using the big machine. I sent her this pic and she messaged back: “Watch those fingers!! ???!!” I assured her she was being very careful!
And here we are in the process of making the finished product! We took the crazy quilt block and made it into a pillow cover. Now I just need to get her a pillow form for it! This is the first squirrel that ran across my path this weekend!!
This afternoon we celebrated her birthday with a theater party. The local AmStar is renting out theater rooms with a movie, popcorn and soda (along with the cupcakes my daughter made) for birthday parties, so we had some of her friends and family there. This girl is on both a competition dance team and the Y swim team and she really into mermaids. She’s also very artistic so we got her some oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic paints. And I made her this card. This is squirrel #2 for me this weekend!!
I hope you have all had a great weekend. I’m looking forward to a week of warmer weather coming up!!