I didn't get a lot done this weekend. Too much visiting, shopping and entertaining! I still have some quilting to do on my Christmas table cover. Also haven't finished quilting my mother's 9patch. I hope to work on the table cover as soon as I get off the computer. I did finish the Friday Block Party block for this week. It is called 'Another Star'. But it looks just like a sawtooth star to me - only it is not constructed the same way. According to the pattern on the Quilter's Cache, it is done with flying geese and HST, but I made mine all in half square triangles. I had a lot of triangle pieces of greens (from the table cover) and I didn't want more triangles from making the flying geese units, so I just pieced them and this is what I got.
Not my favourite block, but I am sure that it will be fine in a sampler quilt at some time in the future.
While looking through my stash bin for the triangles, I found more strips than anyone is supposed to own! I'm not kidding. They are in two huge bins and I am not able to close them anymore! So I started thinking ways to use them up. I saw that Stephanie from Loft Creations has issued a quilt challenge, but I did not really want to join that. I am so bad with keeping up with things. However, it seems that I am making these strip units anyway. I made 23 of them this weekend! And that was just in between all the other things I did. It was very relaxing work. Just sewing strips together without much thought. Now I have run out of muslin for the foundation of these blocks. It's a good thing, because I think I need to get back to my quilting! I hope to get some more muslin on the weekend.
Tonight I am going out for dinner with a group of teachers and friends from a school I worked at over 20 years ago. It's kind of like a dinner club. They go out once a month. I have not been able to go for over 2 years because of my 'condition', but tonight one of my wonderful friends is going to pick me up. I think I am ready to start doing a bit of walking and get back into my regular routine. I am really looking forward to it!