Monday Musings 6/26/23

by | Jun 26, 2023 | 12 comments

This is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you.


Welcome back to another beautiful Monday! We have a week full of blank days to make of them what we will! I hope you all had a great week and got some fun stitching done. I look forward to seeing what you all have created, but first, I’ll share with my progress for the week of 6/19 – 6/25/23:

  • Mail quilt to California. ✔ DONE!! She is on her way!
  • Make houses!! ✔ DONE!! Here are all six of my houses!
  • Maybe quilt another UFO?? We’ll see. ✘ Nope!
  • Whatever else might suit my fancy! ✔ DONE!! Started watching videos for quilting the ice-dyed panel!

For the week of 6/26 – 7/2/23:

  • Get Rainbow Neighbourhood into a flimsy!
  • Cut block or two for Amish with a Twist. Time to get back on this one!
  • Start quilting a beautiful quilt for a friend.
  • Whatever else suits my fancy!

Here is a recap of our quilty friends’ shares from last week. As always if you want to learn more, check last week’s post for the links!

Now please share what you’ve been working on this week!

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  1. Laurie

    Hi Brenda,

    Thanks for the linkup! I am fond of house quilts, and your house blocks are especially pretty. You must stay very busy, your task list each week is inspiring. 🙂 I focused on crochet a bit this week. I finished a baby quilt that isn’t photographed yet and puttered around a good bit hopping from project to project. I have a couple that are just waiting for outer borders, and then they’ll be ready to go on the longarm. These’ll both be donation quilts. I started machine embroidering (applique) heart blocks using my crumb blocks. I hope you’re having a good week.

  2. Connie Kresin Campbell

    Beautiful batik houses Brenda! I can’t wait to see you put them all together in a quilt!

  3. Susan Nixon

    Such gorgeous work everyone is doing! Thank you for the linky. I love the batiks in your houses – so pretty separately, and together, too.

  4. mspdesignsusa

    Your houses are so pretty & colorful! Have a great week.

  5. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! I love all six of your houses. Do you have a favorite and/or do any of them closely represent your actual home? Just checking so when I pop in for a visit, I know which house I’m looking for! 😉 You had a fabulously productive week. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. quiltinggail

    Your houses look great! It’ll be fun to see them in a flimsy!
    Have a great week!

  7. Preeti

    Excellent progress, Brenda. I am not so sure about “you can handle whatever this week throws at you” My HVAC is broken and I am losing my cool. Literally. If I so much as look at batting (flimsy waiting to be quilted), I break out in a sweat.

  8. Bonnie in Va

    Excellent week. The houses are wonderful which reminds me I want to do something with the batiks I collect and seldom use. I’ll make my decision some day but in the meantime I am happy to be piecing in my studio.

  9. Kathleen McCormick

    Those house blocks are fabulous! I still have plenty of leftover batiks from IB and maybe will work on another version…I did want to do the extra trees but didn’t due to too many sew alongs. With your encouragement, I will conquer anything Monday throws at me. Have a great week.

  10. Jocelyn Thurston

    Your houses are absolutely glorious in those gorgeous colours!

  11. Vicki in MN

    Your batik houses are all so fun and colorful!

  12. texasquiltgal

    Love, love, love the batiks you used in your pretty houses! Looking forward to your flimsy.


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