Thursday, May 8, 2014

April Wrap Up/May Goals and a Small Giveaway

When I was growing up, I always wanted to use, "The dog ate my homework," as an excuse.  Unfortunately, our family never had a dog.  I still don't have a dog so I can't use that as an excuse for why I didn't state any goals for April and never posted any April Rainbow Scrap Challenge purple blocks.  I did go on vacation to Arizona, but it's not a good enough excuse.
I guess the posts I attempted to write were pretty boring because they kept vanishing no matter how many times I tried to save them.

In April, I continued to make blocks for my Rainbow Chevron quilt.  The picture below shows a new layout I am trying.  It contains both April's purple blocks and May's green blocks.  Although only a few of the new colors are shown, I made 27 of each color in case I change my mind about the setting again  

I made nine 9 patch blocks.  They don't look like much now, but they will be quartered and turned into a Disappearing 9 patch quilt for Debra at Debra's Design Studio to use for the Family Promise Project.

Although I have lots of purple scraps hanging around, I only made 4 purple blocks for the RSC.  They are shown here with blocks for my Gumdrop 3 quilt.   Below are more 4 patches and another Dottie block.
April's goal for the 350 Blocks Project at Prairie Moon Quilts is 30.  I made a grand total of 37 blocks so I barely squeaked by.  Hopefully, I can get back on track and pick up the pace in May.
My goal for May will be to finish the Gumdrop 3 quilt.  My plan is to donate it to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for her Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge.

I have been going through my stash with a critical eye and am determined to rid myself of anything I know I will not use.  I discovered five Christmas panels purchased long ago.  They were purchased at Joann's so they are not quilt shop quality.  Some of the panels are pre-washed. If you think you can make use of them, please let me know in the comments.  I will draw a name on Memorial Day and send them your way.