So I have been setting aside a few minutes every day whenever I can, to cut some pieces of dotty fabrics (because they are happy) to start some blocks for Judy's "Sweet Treats" quilt along. I am way behind in the quilt along, but I am slowly putzing away. I should have 30 of these blocks done for tomorrow, with a second round of strips sewn on, but that won't be happening. I have no colour plan, or any idea whatsoever where this project is going, and am just focusing on enjoying any "minutes for me" that I can get. I think I need to add some more colours to this project...maybe some red?? or yellow??
I have also been gifted with several other "sweet treats" this month.
First I received two ribbons at my guild's recent quilt show! My quilt "Spring Pinwheels" won a 3rd place ribbon in the challenge miniature category. The ribbon is as big as the quilt!
And my quilt "Joy Spring" won a 1st place ribbon in the challenge pieced wallhanging category! I photographed the judges' comments, which made me smile, because they liked one of the things about this quilt that I disliked and struggled with! Can you see it?! These awards were very "sweet treats" to receive and started my month on a more joyful note.
Then I won three jars of scraps at the quilt show by correctly guessing (or being the closest guess) the number of scraps in the jar! Do I know my scraps or what?!?
And if that was not enough treats, I received a book in the mail from Jo's Country Junction for participating in the crumb along last year!
Can't wait to start sewing some free-form blocks from this book! Thanks Jo! I am excited about a new direction for my crumb quilt and look forward to working on it over the summer.
Wishing each one of you lots of sweet treats!