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Friday FO or No?

A hard week on the family front, but I was able to do some sewing. That still didn’t give me a real finish, but at least 1 thing was finished for my part.

My “finish” is a guild BOM block. Our motto for this year has been “Anything Goes”. So this month the BOM member decided the block would be AG! We were invited to make any block as long as the finished size was a multiple of 4″, 4×4, 4×8, 8×8, 4×12, etc. And of course, add the 1/2 inch for the seam allowances. So I made a fav block in an 8″x8″ size.

Flying Geese is one of my fav designs, you can use it in so many ways! 

I made this while sewing with friends on Tuesday, but it didn’t take too long, so I pulled out a small foundation paper piecing project. A complete SQUIRREL! Even though I have had this pattern for a long time, I had put it away and forgot about it. But in organizing my patterns the other day, when I was searching for that *&^$%# Miranda Day Bag pattern I bought twice!, I found it, and imagination sparked.

You see, I recently took a canvas of a beach scene off of a wood stretcher frame. I was about to throw it all away when I thought, save the stretchers and use it to display a quilt block. And wouldn’t you know, the center star is 15″ square, and my frame is 16″ square. I figure by the time I add a border and quilt it, it should be perfect for the frame. 

Then the question was, color scheme. I planned to do it in RWB, but then came across some Christmas colors that would work. I hemmed and hawed, looking at 3 combos before deciding, RWB! 

By the end of the day I had these pieced. 

Not a lot to show for 2 hours! But I pressed ahead on Thursday and ended up with the star almost ready for piecing. Just 8 more units to piece. 

I am very excited to get this done! And then, who knows, I might make that Christmas fabric version.

We said goodbye to M yesterday. His best friend gave the eulogy, and man was it a tear jerker, but also, a real laugh fest. He captured my cousin’s spirit perfectly. I do need prayers for my Mom now, they thought she might be in heart failure yesterday. She is getting some treatment and we are waiting for an Echo. We are so done with this!!!


A knitter, sewist, quilter, mom, wife, and doodle lover!, but not necessarily in that order. Just ask my family, they'll tell you who comes first. Psst, it's the doodles!

20 thoughts on “Friday FO or No?

  1. Oh Chris, your poor Mom. 😦 I pray she is doing better by now and will continue to pray for her and you. I’m glad your cousin’s service was an upbeat one. That helps!
    How pretty is that feathered star! I love those tones of blue and red – such a pretty combination. Using the frame is genius. Can’t wait to see your finish!

  2. Your family has definitely had a lot in a short amount of time. Sending prayers for your mom. My mom is dealing with heart failure, too. Meanwhile, I’m wishing you some sewing therapy. Mounting a quilt block on a frame like that is a neat idea!

  3. I love the feathered star!!!!! I had a funeral last week and another this week…not something you want to do but know you have to. I’m glad you were able to go to your cousin’s funeral…
    prayers for your Mom

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