Okay, maybe it is...
I DID sew all those pieces into blocks.
I DID sew the blocks into rows.
And then yesterday I DID sew the rows into a whole top.
Scrap quilt #1 finished!!!
I'm working on a #2, too....remember the grey and red one? Still only 3 blocks there. That box is going to fit ALL my scraps when I'm done. I'll just keep sewing until it fits.
But this probably won't help:
My mom came down and we went to two new quilt shops. I bought these at one, nothing at the other because I was trying to be good, but this lime green with hearts was SCREAMING at me...(tried to link you directly to the manufacturer, but they seem to think a single web address for EVERYTHING is cool, so this is a random website Google turned up for me...)
I also got these at JoAnn's because McCalls patterns were 99 cents. They should help a little with my stash reduction, don't you think?
My mom was with me, but I think I may make that little caddy that sits under/in front of your sewing machine for Mother's day.
Speaking of my mom, yesterday was her birthday. Happy Birthday MOM!!! The trip to visit wasn't part of her gift, but this book was:
Beth Ferrier (the author - my flash kinda obscured her name) was the speaker at the quilt show I went to a few weeks ago. This book looks right up my mom's alley. And inside they have pictures of the quilts with their OWN kitties posing! How could I pass that up? I even had Beth sign it for me/my mom!
And I also finished my April installment of dolly quilts:
I don't really like this doll. I found her on sale and bought her, thinking she was a good price and cute, but got home to find out she giggles (rather annoyingly, if I may say so) when you press her foot or hand. I don't like battery-operated toys for donations. I assume these kids are just like my nieces and nephews - if the toy comes with something run on batteries, the toy is deemed broken and discarded (if no further than to the bottom of the toybox) when the batteries run out. We buy big packs of batteries for the kids we know, but I'll never meet the little girl who gets this doll...
I made it using the Spring Posies tutorial as a guide. My blocks are smaller and the yo-yos sewn on a little differently, but I have to give credit for my inspiration. It finished about 18 inches square.
Well, the groceries are bought, lunch will be quick and then I can maybe sew some today. I'm feeling better, but have a nagging headache.
The plan for this afternoon: more red and grey wonky stars for the 2nd scrap quilt AND working with more of the fabrics Mary sent with her exchange blocks. Maybe a nap, too. Yay!