After posting last Saturday morning, I got on a roll with making my rainbow scrap challenge blocks.
(this is one of my faves!)
#22 river walk
#24 rose garden
And then Sunday...
#25 traffic cones
#27 post office box
And then I snuck in a block a day a few days this week, too!
#28 window washer
(paper pieced this one - much better outcome than I think templates would have given)
#29 corrugated cardboard
(this one had a few lost triangles...don't worry, they're not totally lost...)
#30 tiki bar
30 blocks out of 75. Closing in on halfway! One more month of blocks and I should hit halfway. I can't believe how fast this has gone, but I know there will be months with colors I am not using, and that will slow progress. (Don't worry, I have other projects planned!)
As usual, I made tiny stars as leader-enders and the lost corners? Another pincushion.
Let's see them all together, shall we?
Quite the variety of greens in there - now that they're all photographed at one time in the same (not great) lighting.
I'm still not in love with this quilt, but I'm not as ready to quit as I was a month and a half ago, either.
I had planned to finish the last few green blocks this weekend, but plans change and I made them during the week. Green is done!
But how did plans change?
So remember Philip's quilt? The orange and turquoise kinda-busy thing? Remember he's a coworker and getting married in three months? Well, now he's leaving for a new job and I'm pretty sure he won't be inviting us old coworkers to the wedding. His last day is next Friday. So the quilt top is done, and because the local quilt shop had a good special, I found this perfect fabric for a back on Saturday, before the announcement on Tuesday:
(on clearance, even!)
But now I'm rethinking my decision to give the quilt. I can have it finished (ordered peachy-orange thread Tuesday!) by next Friday (yay having my own longarm!), but do I want to? Would that be weird? A wedding gift super early? I mean, it's not like he got fired or something, so maybe I'm overthinking it. So I ask you, blog readers, what would you do?
(I think I'm still going to quilt it this weekend - once the thread arrives - and work toward having it finished, so I can make the final decision Friday...at least this way if I decide yes, it's ready!)
In other news...well, there's not really any other news! Which I guess, in a way, is good news.
Time to go do a few Friday chores so I can play more this weekend.
The green squirrel has been fairly silent once the Philip situation changed, so that's nice. We'll see if she comes back out with a fresh day tomorrow...