where has the time gone? it feels like april was a blur, starting with a funeral and ending with a wedding... i know other things happened in between, but honestly... i can't tell you much of what.
here's a little bit of an update of what i do remember!
fussy cut sampler is still going strong. as you saw yesterday, chapter 4 is done and chapter 5 will be starting tomorrow. i'm officially a third of the way done! that just means blocks are going to get trickier from here... oy.
music quilts are moving right along. i finished the top of the raspberry kiss/pixelated paper heart quilt top, and have started my 2nd one. as of last night, i have nine of my 20 flying geese pieced, and everything else is cut out and ready to go. after i finish the top, i'll need to measure both and head to thistle dew in fair oaks to see how much backing i'll need. they have the wide width grunge marks the spot in red and i think that will work perfectly for both quilts.
100 days 100 blocks. say whaaaat, something new that has started? you betcha! lisa casually mentioned doing this sew along on instagram, and after much thought and an impulse purchase on my account, we both committed to it! last weekend was our cousin brian's wedding, so lisa came in to town a day early and we got a bit of sewing in. we both pre-made the first few blocks together... which left us itching for more sew time together. once i get these two music quilts done, i'm hoping to churn out a few more before the start date in july.
that said, i did find myself making time for sewing a lot more often this month than i had months prior. i think i've come to find that it is my way to truly shut off what is going on at work and such and just create. this month especially, it has become my outlet to help those that are in need. i made 50+ cat blocks one weekend for another quilter who lost her 6 year old to the flu, and she intends to make mini quilts for her daughter's classmates. i plan to make a quilt for my grandma & my aunt this year, since they lost their husband/father this past month. quilting seems to be my way to help others right now, and in a round about way, help myself. my goal is to do something sewing related daily in may, whether it is cutting, sewing or quilting, i am itching to reach that 31 day goal. believe me, with this being the last month of prek, heading towards summer camp and dance recital, i'll need some stress relief! let's see if i can do it without having too much retail therapy at the same time. ha!