Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Monday, March 6, 2017
This week I finished a quilt--

Mary in South Dakota gave me the completed top and binding for my "boy quilt" project.  I quilted it and did the binding.  The backing was a medium blue I had--

Hard to see but I quilted with vines and leaves--a panto called Jungle Fever.  It finished about 70x90".  4.75 yds came from my stash--the rest was donated by Mary.  Thank you Mary!!  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Last week was Karla's birthday--I took treats and we had a good visit--

Happy Birthday Karla!!  Gavins Point Dam/Lewis & Clark Lake/Missouri River are a popular spot for Bald Eagles in the winter.  I snapped these pictures through the windows with my phone--

Not great pictures but you can tell they are Bald Eagles.  The rangers have counted more than 60 some mornings.   I also visited Ozzie--

He lives at the Visitor Center.  He's a lot of fun--sometimes he comes out to have lunch with the visitors.  He happily eats crickets while they watch.  Next stop was my mailbox--

Aren't they a lonely looking group?  I promised my mailbox a makeover this spring.  

Weekly Goals--
Quilt a top
Fall in the City
Make a binding and sew it on
Do some fun sewing
A repeat of last week's goals.  I did everything but Fall in the City.  Four bindings were made and sewn to quilted tops.  

Its getting colder again, the forecast is rain.  March is here so Spring has got to get here soon!



Tired Teacher said...

A perfect "boy quilt" and I love the after washing crinkles. Well done!

How fun to see your friends at the visitor center. Probably won't be much longer before you are back as a volunteer.

Mary in SD said...

Well done, Lori! The quilt came out great! Thank you for quilting my top and sending it on to a deserving young guy.

Photo's great, too!

How big is the tiger salamander? Do you have many at the dam?

Sara said...

A team effort yielded a very pretty quilt that will keep someone warm. Good Job!

Not likely to get much time in my sewing room this week as we're attending a LOT of basketball games. Summit League Saturday-Tuesday, then to Sioux City on Wednesday for DWU women's game. Then to Huron Thursday-Saturday to watch Sanborn Central in the State B's. What a week! I may have to play bookie one of those days and just stay home to sew.

Churn Dash said...

What a fun quilt, and the perfect quilting design.


Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Lori,
You have had an eventful week. What an accomplishment to finish a quilt! Maybe when I am retired, I can make a small are an inspriation!!
Our neighborhood has four mailboxes together too. Hubby built a new stand for us last summer. I can't remember if it made my blog... but he got a note from the mailman on a job well done! Only in a small town!! Happy Weekend. ~Natalie