It's Design Wall Monday. See more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog.
I've got a priority quilt on my design floor today, which progressed quickly from parts to a top over the weekend. I used a pattern/tutorial from Calamity Jane's Cottage blog* for this baby quilt, having already selected 25 charm squares I wanted to use. The background fabric strips were simple to cut and I chain pieced the blocks in a short time. Sunday after a breakfast outing with our grandsons and their parents, I laid out the setting I wanted and completed the top. (* Firefox gives me a warning about this site so I am not linking to it.)
I'm happy with the green background mixing with the grays and blues in the squares. The tutorial includes using 1/2 charms as a border, but I think I'm going to add a solid background border to have the squares float even more. The first version of this quilt I made last month with a white background and no border, for a newborn baby, however this quilt is for an almost 1 year old so I want to make it a little bigger. Backing and binding decisions to follow...
The next priority quilt is also bordered charm squares that will sew up just as easy, the Falling Charms quilt. Missouri Quilt Company and Connie Kresin (Freemotion by the River) both have tutorials. I have a lot of cutting to do of 2.5" strips with my Accuquilt GO! for that project. I don't often use precuts but they sure can speed things up.
Sunday's beautiful sunrise was capped by the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse after dark. Grant and I stepped out back multiple times to watch the eclipse's progress. It's very hard to photograph the moon, even when it is covered up, but I tried.
This fuzzy ball looks a little orange! We had a great view of the eclipse here in SoCal, and I also looked at the Live feed from Griffith Observatory. I read the next lunar eclipse is not until 2021 but it won't be a Super Moon. I'll likely watch that too!