Design Wall today

This past week was productive.  I got four Farmers wife blocks done, Lucy, Magnolia, Malvina and Marcella.  I feel like I’m entering the doldrums with this project, the middle with no end in sight.  I still like making the blocks, each one is different and some are really a challenge.  Wish I were in the eighties not the fifties though.

I also started the first of four quilts for my DH’s coworkers who are having babies this year.  Two boys are due in May and July, plus a set of twins in October.  I had this cute FQ set called Storybook by Kate and Birdie (Moda).  I am using the Jaybird Quilts pattern called “DayBreak”.  Its coming along nicely, although the blocks are large and there are only six in the baby size, each one has 54 pieces.

I also managed to make this months Gravity BOM blocks, correctly YAY.  Here it is the last week in March and I have not made any 365 Challenge blocks yet.  Looks like that’s what will be on my to-do list this week.

In other news, my sewing room move is beginning to take shape.  I’m slowly emptying the closet and dressers currently in there, donating thing and tossing others.  The floors are going to be refinished on 4/11.  I still have not decided on a wall color though. I did find someone who will try to make a sewing table for me out of a large conference table I recently adopted.  I’d like to cut a hole in the top to suspend my machine into, so that I don’t have to reach up to sew.  Say good bye to “mantis arms” and shrugged shoulder pain!  I am thinking that I could put this table in the center of the room and have my cutting mat on it too.  It’s large enough to accommodate both stations.  It would be nice to be able to cut from three sides of the table rather than my current setup which has one.  I’ll try to get some pictures of the table transformation.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday today.  Thanks for reading!

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