I’ve spent as much time as possible at my sewing machine since I’ve been back from vacation. It was a struggle to leave it for a week!

I’m trying to get all of my Seacoast MQG “homework” done for our meeting on Saturday, before I move back on to any “me” projects (or any projects due in mid-or-late May, like blocks for Quilts for Boston). At our May meeting, we plan to have a BOM raffle. Bring a buck per block, the more blocks/bucks you bring, the more entries you get, winner takes home blocks.



I’m on a washed-out pastel kick, so I pulled bright-ish pastels in pink and lavender. The other blocks I’ve seen made for this project are definitely brights, so I hope mine don’t wreck somebody’s finished quilt.


Here’s one of my blocks close-up. We used this tutorial from Greenleaf Goods, and I was thankful to Stephanie for pointing out that one should use the TOP picture of the finished block as a guide for block assembly.

This morning I realized I’ve been super-productive the past few days, but I’m not working towards anything for ME. I’m approaching the end of a second Holden Shawlette for a friend, finished these three blocks for the guild lottery, pulled fabrics for Boston blocks, have a quilt basted to quilt for a wedding gift, am itching to cast on for Shannon’s TTT KAL (I’m going to knit Lucy a Low Tide Cardigan in Primo Fingering-Frostbitten–wish me well), and I finished my To Boston With Love flags. (Another reminder that if you think you want to participate in this project, THIS WEEK would be a great time to get your flags mailed off to Amy). None of these projects are for me, yo!

Thinking I might be due for some selfish sewing pretty soon.

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