Thank you all for your kind comments about my mom's Orca Bay quilt. I'll be forwarding comments along to her and I know she's going to be overwhelmed by the positiveness from total strangers. (Well, you're total strangers to her!)
I sewed at her house yesterday and will show that in a bit, but first wanted to address the One Week, One Thing Challenge since I did finish my challenge. My challenge to myself was to get this stack of fabric turned into the start of a baby quilt - choose a background and cut out the owls.
I feel so lucky to be working with such a beautiful stack of fabrics. (Usually they're more boring because the quilt is for a grown-up.) They've been chopped up and cut into shapes, but this is where I am right now:
Not the best photo, but I forgot to snap one until it got dark. It does that far too early for my liking, but this shows I met my challenge. And...the three orange owl bodies are sewn down!
So I sewed all day Saturday at my mom's. I should have taken photos of what everyone else was working on, but I never think of it. Too busy sewing!
I worked on my log cabins for the January UFO challenge. They're ALL done! All 80!
Just goes to show what I can accomplish if I set my mind to it! And there's a third empty spool that could be in that photo! (To be fair, that little one was nearly gone, though I didn't realize it and had to raid my mom's thread stash to finish.)
My mom has a pretty good design floor (my dad is working on making her a design wall, but he's also busy finishing the rest of the basement in their house and he's very active with the Boy Scouts in his area, so it's slow going!) so I set these out so you can see how the blocks will end up going together to make a star in the center.
This quilt is going to be fun to look at later. I can tell you about a dozen quilts I've made that have contributed leftovers into this one. Maybe when I post the top, I'll also post photos of quilts that share the same fabrics?
Tucker (in the middle) often gets on the counters and I let him stay so long as he's not in my way (unless I'm cooking for others) - he's actually pretty good about it. Emma (front) and Luka (back) are not usually that naughty. No idea what they were thinking, but it was funny. Please pardon my messy kitchen. It's usually a little better than this, but it's been a crazy week!