Three months into the APQ UFO Challenge and I’ve got 3 quilts finished – Woohoo! The number for March is 11 and that’s the Weight Loss quilt on my list.
I started this project in Dec 2021 to track my daily healthy habits in an effort to lose weight. Here’s the significance of the different squares:
Blue – hit target water intake
White/Low volume – did not hit water intake
Pink circles – distance walked
Yellow – weigh in day, did not lose
Green weigh in day, lost weight
I abandoned tracking after about 3 months and the half assembled top sat in a bin until now. Last week I pulled out all the pieces and figured out a way to assemble them into a top. Then I pulled remnants from my stash to make the back, echoing the color scheme on the top
Then comes the hard part…how did I want to quilt it? I decided to do loopy swirls all over and echo around the pink circles. I also chose to use a steel blue thread on top just to add a little more interest
I wanted a dark binding, preferebly navy blue but I didn’t have any solids in my stash so I went with a navy star fabric…and I’m not mad at it! The finsihed size is 45×58.
This quilt will go in the donation pile for the Hands2Help challenge coming up in May.
And just like that, I’ve started a new quilt project!!! I bought a FQ bundle from a small shop I found on tiktok, Mojave Farms, and I’ve been itching to use it! I found a free FQ pattern from Moda called Dos Cuadrados that I think it will showcase the fabrics very nicely. I rarely cut out all the pieces in advance for my quilts but I decided to do it this time. I’ve already started assembling the strips sets that will then be cross-cut to make the patchwork around the larger blocks. I’m using a pale mint green print for the background and it looks so nice with all these colors!
DH went to Maryland last week and is currently driving home as I type! I got a lot done while I had all my days & nights to myself but I also enjoyed some quiet time to read and watch tennis. I cooked myself dinner a few nights too. I’ve been wanting to try a salmon filet in the air fryer so I found a simple seasoning recipe and boy was it good!! I only used a pinch of brown sugar because I didn’t want it to be too sweet.
This picture isn’t the best, I had already started eating! I also sauteed some zucchini and squash with baby spinach for my side.
I had my bi-annual eye check up last week and of course my prescription has changed a little. I ordered new lenses for my favorite frames but I’m going to hold off ordering contacts. I have a couple boxes left from my last order and they still work just fine!
That’s all for now…have a great rest of your weekend!