This week I set most other projects aside to turn out a couple of charity quilt tops with some matching prepared bindings for my quilt guild's charity group. Their October Give Away to 5 different agencies takes place then. Last October 2020 we gave out 302 quilts. Covid hit production pretty hard as we could not get together, but many of us did do quilt tops at home and we should have around 200 to give out.
Here are my first two finished quilt tops. I was gifted with yards and yards of fabric from Nancy and her husband Lloyd. Lloyd's mother passed away and left them with boxes and boxes of fabric. Most were of clothing quality, but there were plenty of quilting fabrics too.
As you can see I still have plenty of fabric still left to do more tops.
This past week I threw in the towel and decided that 8 finished spool blocks was enough. I am not going to make 20 of these things. However, I didn't want to throw them out or give them away and they make a perfect runner. I still have 12 blocks, minus the polkadot wedges on them that I can make a small quilt with by just adding borders. This winter we found a Praying Mantis egg case on our BBQ cover. We carefully protected it all winter hoping it would eventually produce some babies. Sure enough this past week while sitting out in the garden I felt this little guy crawling up my arm. I carefully moved it over to one of the garden plants and snapped a picture. It is just around one inch long. Have no idea if it has some brothers and sisters hatched along with it, but hope so.