Friday FOs or No

ScientistGirl’s best friend from college is expecting and she is very craft worthy. MissVet is getting this baby quilt for her shower and will later get a baby sweater.

I knew this Moda Animal Crackers panel was perfect for MissVet. I tried to use just animals she sees in her rural practice, but had to add the crocodile and penguin to round out my numbers! LOL. I don’t think we naturally have crocs in Indiana, but I could be wrong? We have penguins in our zoos.

I pulled 6 fabrics from a FQ bundle to use for sashing, they match shades she is using in the decor. SG painted some canvases of sea life in these colors for the nursery.

For quilting I decided a Panto would be best, I knew I didn’t want heavy quilting, it needs to be soft and snuggly for baby, so I went with swirly loops. I think it was the perfect way to get texture without having to figure out how to quilt around the animals.


The border and backing is a Moda print that I continued into the binding.

That’s where I’m at this week, how about you? Linking with the Friday hosts in the sidebar.


Gail is having a SAHRR Parade showcasing all the quilts made during our recent sew along. Be sure to check it out tomorrow!

Tuesday To Do

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Last Week:

  1. Baby Brook’s quilt √
  2. Knit/seam Afghan /
  3. Knit on Shawl X
  4. Quilt something: Placemats and Mug Rugs √
  5. Extra: Piece UFO #4 /


Finished the Baby quilt, reveal on Friday, I knit more on the afghan square, no shawl knitting-I had to drive home since Hubster had a bit too much to drink on Saturday night, LOL, quilted placemats and mug rugs, and finished piecing the interior of the April UFO challenge project. Now to add borders.

This Week:

  1. Add borders to Wash and Rinse
  2. Afghan knitting
  3. Quilt Coco Puffs

Possible border, but thinking the blue will be backing and binding instead,
Coco Puffs is now sandwiched and waiting for quilting.

Progress is being made around here, slowly but surely.

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Stash Reports


Sewing Stats
Fabric In: +1.25 yards
Fabric Out: -4.70 yards
Net Fabric: -3.45 yards
Fabric YTD: +21.47 yards
Spending YTD: $938.05

In: I caved, but they were so pretty I couldn’t resist! 

Out: Baby quilt, backing for table runner, and the leftovers from the baby quilt became placemats and mug rugs. 



Slow Stitching will be afghan making. In between preparing for Movie Night with the family, I will work on getting the afghan squares together. 

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 55,109 yards/288 skeins
Knitted: 0 yards/0 skeins
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 55,109 yards/288 skeins
Spending YTD: $20.87

In: Nothing

Out: Shawl knitting and afghan knitting 

7/7 Days Week

April Goals

  1. 2021 UFO Challenge #4 Laundry Basket QAL 2020 /
  2. Guild BOM X
  3. Quilts Plus BOM X
  4. Brooks’ Baby Quilt √
  5. Squirrel-I’ve got an idea what this will be X
  6. Squirrel-This one too! LOL X
  7. WOOFA-Coco Table Topper X
  8. Connor’s Afghan /
  9. 2021 Table Scraps-Trafalgar √
  10. Placemats/Mug Rugs √
  11. Regina Marie Shawl /

√ Done / In Progress X Not Done

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It’s that time again! Friday Night with Friends. Thanks to Cheryl for hosting this each month! Here’s where I am at, joining the last half of the Wash and Rinse top. 50 blocks to go! 

3 rows became 5 rows, that means halfway done
I can’t help it, that last photo, the middle motif looks like a short, fat, and angry Penguin with a book. Bwahahahaha!!!!

I started this project in March 2020 with Laundry Basket’s Mystery QAL. I fell behind when I ran out of the big floral print and had to search for more, it was an older line. When the 1 yard piece arrived, it was the wrong blue! There are 4 colors to this fabric. So, another search happened and I lucked out and found the right blue. I already had the gold, maybe I should go find the pink? LOL

My plan for the finish is to add 2 borders. A small red one and then a bigger blue one. I might use that dark blue Sweet Shop for the outer border, or not. I also have 2 blues that were used in the top, I will audition them all after getting the red border on. 

How did your Friday night go?