Knee Deep in Fabric

After a week where I accomplished basically nothing, I really made up for it this week.  I started working on the Sunshowers QAL and have several blocks done.  They take quite a bit of time to do because of the level of pinning that I am doing.  Somehow my first block came out a little better than my second block.  I'm thinking that maybe print fabrics would have been a better choice because they would camouflage the little puckers you can get when piecing curves.

At this point my plan is to make one baby quilt (three blocks), one throw (four blocks), and one mini. I do have the arcs cut out for all eight blocks, but still need to cut four more background fabrics.
The Meadowland QAL started Monday.  Here are my fabric selections.
I spent a few days cutting and pairing the fabrics and I think I am ready to sew.  I'm looking forward to seeing how this will look.  Also, it's really hard to make all the pairs.  My One Monthly Goal is to have a finished Meadowland top.   Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal February Link-up.

I haven't made any further progress on the Frolic quilt, and I haven't started quilting my friend's quilt yet.  I did finish quilting and binding the denim quilt and have returned it to its owner.  In case you missed it last week, I'm offering 20% off edge-to-edge quilting on any Frolic top received for the rest of 2020.
I did add another quilt to my queue.  I was at the larger guild I belong to last night and I brought home a 90 x 90 top to quilt and bind.  The larger guild has a very extensive charity quilt program with lots of different recipients; the one I brought home is for Habitat.  I volunteered to help assemble one and received the top and fabric for the binding.  I can have this one quilting while I am piecing the other things, but really, please stop me before I add any more projects.  I need to get more completed before I take on more.  I am not great at saying no.
In other news, my friend brought my daughter some interfacing printed with directions to make a phone stand.  My daughter worked on it in her sewing class at school and here is her finished project.  I love that she added all the appliqué things to it.  Remember when those were so ubiquitous?  I think the blue fabric she used for her tabs is satin.  
K's phone stand
I tried a new recipe for a small batch of 45-minute rolls.  The hardest part was finding and buying a 6" cake pan.  The rolls really did take 45 minutes.  I'm not sure they tasted all that great.  They were sort of like a Pillsbury biscuit and sort of like a cheap freezer roll and had a very strong olive oil taste.  Last time I bought olive oil I accidentally bought the stronger flavor, so I might try these one more time with the olive oil that I usually use and see if that makes a difference.  We did not make the maple butter to go with them since they were pretty calorie-dense already. Perhaps that would have improved things?  Oh well.
Finally, my most exciting news:  my husband got to go to Pearl Harbor for work in 2015 and I requested that he bring me home a really fresh pineapple as a souvenir.  After we ate it, I rooted the top and we've had it as a houseplant ever since.  For whatever reason I  happened to go look at it the other night and I was so excited because I am growing a fruit!  A little more research told me that I am growing a flower that will make a fruit and it could be up to a year before I have a ripe pineapple.  But still, how exciting!  So after five to six years, my Hawaiian pineapple will have born me one single pineapple.  :)  I'm still really excited!

What are you excited about this week?


  1. Frolic will be so beautiful. I love seeing the variety of colors different quilters chose for that mystery.

    You must have a quilting machine that works on auto pilot. How fun is that! Way to go to offer your time to help others.

  2. I love the cokours tou are using for yourMeadowland quilt. Good luck!

  3. Love the fabric pull! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your projects.

  4. Pineapple is my favorite fruit and I would have been pretty excited to. Not only to the possibility of having fruit but because it survived so long. Houseplants are not my specialty. When my mother passed away I brought home a Parlor Palm. It has been 2 full years and it's still alive, pat myself on the back. I really love the fabric for Meadowland and I think your tiny puckers will be taken care of with the longarm. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down, I really enjoy your posts.