I headed out in the fog Sunday afternoon, but everything cleared as I headed down the Plateau to Rock Island State Park. The rest of the crew was already there when I arrived so all I had to do was tote my stuff in. I had packed judiciously with as much on wheels as I could in case it was raining, but the skies were clear.
We relocate all the living room furniture so that we can all five sew in there.
I quickly applied myself to Crossroads, an easy project I learned about from Connie at Free Motion by the River.
I had most of the blocks done so it was a simple matter to stitch them in rows, then assemble the rows into a quilt. I was able to finish the top Sunday night, but my photos have been slow to load. I love the cheerful scrappiness of this one. The finished size is 60x72. It will go to one of my donation locations.
Monday morning I opened a box of 4-patch posies left over from a class I had taught several years ago. I had decided to make alternate hourglass blocks. I knew it would be unbalanced because of the limited number of blocks I had. In the end, I resorted to substituting two solid squares in lieu of posies, but with the busy fabric they are not easily discernable.
I have plans for borders that will amplify the unbalance and make it large enough for a wheelchair quilt. However, I need to check my cheat sheet for mitered borders which is at home, so this project went back in the box.
I took a few minutes to frame this little sunflower block and to cut the back. It will become a table mat once batting is included.
And, finally, I attached the last three rows to Women of the Bible.
Tomorrow I will start a new project that should take all day (or more). And it will be only Tuesday! We'll see how the week pans out.