This is the time of year I'm usually the headmistress of what I lovingly call Doggie Day Care.
My two sons rely on me to help them care for their dogs in August, while they are traveling for work and/or recreation. In addition to their dogs, we had two dogs of our own, so there were frequently four large dogs at my house for several weeks.
This year, there is only one dog - McKenzie, our lab/golden mix. Covid-19 restrictions kept my sons' dogs at home with them, and my older dog, Bailey, died last December. It's been a quiet month so far, but McKenzie does love having all the undivided attention!
Out came the flamingo hexagons! I've been using Barb Vedder's Hex Vex pattern to make flamingo-themed hexies for a couple of years now. I'm getting close to having enough hexies for a wall hanging, so maybe this is the year this project will get finished.
I had a half-dozen blocks already prepped for stitching, so I finished those up and cut some additional blocks. The fun thing about making these blocks is the more you play with the fabrics, the more ideas you get for fussy-cutting and fabric placement.
Another quilt project came out to play this week: the "Lego" quilt. This has been an on-going project for several years - a way to use up lots and lots of 1.5 inch scraps.
Then assemble the blocks into rows, and the rows into a quilt top. I posted a picture of my progress on Instagram, and my sister said, "That's a lot of sewing!"
The flimsy measures about 70 inches by 70 inches at this point. One more row would make the quilt a rectangle instead of a square, but I don't have it in me right now to make seven more blocks. Maybe I'll feel differently at some point in the future.