Here are 16 of the 20 blocks complete. I didn't have enough of the animal focus fabric to have a 5x6 block layout so 4x5 block layout it is. I was going to use this polka dot fabric as the border with a few of the animals as cornerstones...but now I'm thinking that I need a black calming inner border and some of the framing fabric as cornerstones? I.m trying harder to be free-er and wonky-er with this project :) This quilt should measure about 45 x 54 when complete. A good size for my good friend Paula's ASAP (Aid to School Age Parents) Quilt Drive. She is collecting quilts to be given to ASAP for Christmas for children birth to 2 years old. I first read about it on JoAnne's blog, this post. The ASAP Christmas party is usually held the last week of November.
Update #2: the Washer
Seems I broke posts that are in the long plastic piece that holds the shaft and knob in place.
- Solution #1: buy a new washer ($$$)
- Solution number #2: buy a new plastic panel (approximately $125.00) and most likely will break it again.
- Solution #3: Cobble it together with duck tape (new roll $4.00)
I voted to cobble it together while we decided what plan of action to take.
It seems we have our very own yellow jacket infestation here in SE Wisconsin. Both DH and I feel bad killing off the bees, after all there is a world wide declining population of bees! But, we don't want them living on our deck, beneath our pot next to the slider door!
sorry for the fuzzy picture of the hive...I'm allergic....enough said!
DS decided he was done with the hot pink paint in his room. Made the decision to paint over this weekend. So DH and DS went off to the Hardware Store and got some paint, cream and a kinda mossy green. While DS is at work today, two painters have been busy :)
Me? See those 14 blocks I got done? I was in the sewing room :)