Friday, March 11, 2016

Quilty 365 Update

Although I didn't post about my progress on Quilty 365 on the first of the month, for the most part I have kept up.  These are my blocks through the end of February....
I had originally started out with old tone on tone backgrounds, but I just wasn't thrilled with that. Nor was I particularly excited about setting straight rows across. So, I decided that if I was going to keep this up for a year, perhaps I should figure out what would make me happy with this project. I do not want 365 circle blocks that I have no clue what to do with.  I knew pretty much that I wanted to add some color to my backgrounds. When I was digging through some of my stash, I found a huge stack of 5" blocks mostly from swaps back in the early 2000s. 
 I have challenged myself to use as many of these as I can....and let me assure you that using some of them will truly be a challenge. I have already made some bold pairings!! Next, after perusing the blogs of others participating in this challenge, I decided I liked the idea of setting the blocks on point. Of course, that meant changing the orientation of about eight of the fussy cut blocks that were directional, but I think it was worth the effort. I am happy with where this is going now. And I am caught up so far this month.

I have also been trying to regain control of my scraps. I am still a long way out, but some progress has been made. I have had an Accuquilt Go for about five years now...have probably used it 4-5 times. Because I was dealing with fairly small scraps, and I have projects in mind that use 2" squares, I pulled that die...and for fun, the Tumbler die. With a few minutes here and there, I am making a dent in the first container.

Our family has been busy the last couple of weeks.  Jackson participated in his first Scout Pinewood Derby. He won first place in his group.
And third in the region!! He was so excited.

On Friday night, he and Macy participated in their school's Lip Sync Presentation. They were so cute and did a great job.

On Sunday we were beyond proud to see Robert awarded his Eagle Scout Badge.
Afterwards, he and Rob served Communion together at the church service.
So special to all of our family.

No post would be complete without a photo of Mattie...
Sound asleep, belly up, with her two favorite belongings....her stuffed baby and her food dish. How can you not love that????

Rob heard that he was accepted into the clinical trial in Louisville today. He and Christi will be leaving in the morning to embark on this new step in his cancer journey. We are hopeful and anxious. So, this seemed an appropriate way to close this post.
I will be kid sitting the next few days, so likely to be absent from the blog.

Take care,


  1. So many circles, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. And the grand darlin's, how wonderful to be achieving such incredible goals. Fantastic!

  2. Congratulations to your Eagle Scout--such an honor. No stress in that dogs life

  3. I like the on point setting for the 365 blocks very much. I don't think I have seen anyone else planning on that style setting.
    An Eagle Scout! Something to be very proud of.

  4. Congrats to your grands. Such a lovely family.
    My prayers are with Rob and Christi that the trip to Louisville will be fruitful.
    Hugs :)

  5. Oh, and that Mattie. Please continue to post pictures of that little cutie patootie. I'll never tire of seeing them.

  6. Lovely to see your circles.:) I really like the different colored backgrounds.:)