It's Design Wall Monday again--at least I get on this blog about once a week for the sharing party! See more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog.
After multiple days of no machine stitching, I got busy sewing the Chunky Churndash blocks together, finally (free pattern by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com).
Two sets of three rows laid out casually on the floor, not joined yet. I have 7 more rows to assemble before getting the top together. I sent this pic to my Dad, whose quilt this will be, and he thought it was "looking good". I'm using smaller hourglass pieces from another Bonnie Hunter free pattern, My Blue Heaven, as leader-enders. Gotta get these project boxes emptied sometime...
Another job crossed off the list was getting 520 squares cut for the newlyweds' quilt. I sent this pic to son Nick and his wife and they both replied enthusiastically. It may be a different reaction when I have them help me lay these all out on the floor :)
One of our local independent quilt shops, Superbuzzy, had an anniversary party this weekend. I made a trip with a gift card aging since Christmas. There was a raffle prize ticket given and another scavenger hunt for a special gift. I looked over the store several times and kept coming back to a kit I'd wanted since I first saw it few years ago. While I was at the register, the raffle prize number was drawn twice with no one present with the ticket. Third time was the charm, my ticket number was called!
Happy last week of August!