Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Distracted by Omigosh

I missed out on the Super Blue Blood Moon event last night, being unwilling to sacrifice any welcomed moments of sleep. I know this is a rare event, but I'm sure my parents were out looking at the moon and will tell me all about it! 
Today is the release of the last block for the Moda Blockheads quilt. You must hop over to see Wendy's finished quilt - click here. Yes... finished! She uses a "potholder" method of making quilts so her quilt is already finished!

My Blockheads quilt is 8 blocks short as of today. I'll work on it this weekend as my friend Louise is coming for our annual quilting retreat. We will talk and quilt, and talk and quilt, get some Indian takeout food, and talk and quilt, and maybe sleep a little. It will be fabulous!

In the meantime, I got completely distracted in the sewing room... squirrel!
Distraction happened because I was sewing the On Ringo Lake blocks together and it is hard sewing these blocks together without sashing. Then I noticed the lovely gold scraps in the scrap bin and thought of my Omigosh project. And wanting something easier to sew, I started making some blocks. Tada... easy peasy 5" Omigosh blocks! Two double nine patch and two shoofly variation blocks to add to the pile. They are so adorable and made mostly from 1" strips. Now, what was I supposed to be doing?!?


Janet O. said...

What, you--distracted? Can't imagine it!! LOL
I got up in the wee hours to see the moon, but we had complete cloud cover!! Set my alarm to wake myself about 45 minutes later--still cloudy. Bummer. I will get up at any hour to see wonders in the heavens. :)
Can you believe that Wendy? Blows me away!!Your OMG blocks are adorable.


I live in a Senior Apt complex--and a tenant woke me at 6am--to go to her apt and take a picture of the full moon over the church that is across the street-
so I got to see---something--not sure if was the moon, sun, or what color--I think by the time I got back to my apt I was awake--but????
enjoy, di

Robin said...

I, like Janet O., got up early and missed everything because of the overcast skies. I'm sure I'll see somebody's pictures on the news later. I'm sorry you're having no fun sewing the ORL blocks together. But, I understand. The OMG blocks are so cute - glad you could have some fun too.

scraphappy said...

What great colors to add to your Omigosh quilt. Those squirrels do keep leading you in pretty tangents.

AnnieO said...

I didn’t see the Moon event live but fast forwarded through the local observatory live feed! Much better through the telescope than my eyes! Fun squirrel blocks, though I think you’re nuts sewing blocks from one inch strips!

Createology said...

Thank you very much Quilting Kathy for visiting my blog and commenting. I love your quilting blocks and am in awe since I do not quilt...yet.

Kate said...

I'm always in awe of your small pieces blocks, they always looks so neat. Sometimes you just gotta take a break. Enjoy your retreat this weekend.