I must confess to being behind in my Lucky Stars BOM. This weekend I got busy with the April block. It caused me to grind my teeth and stomp a bit. I actually contemplated tossing the whole mess and saying take that April block. But instead, I put it aside and went outside and declared war on more buttercups in my flower beds. Stinking buttercups! Then I went back to April. It was much less frustrating and while not perfect, it is now a finished block. May isn't over yet so I still have time to tackle the May block. I recommend buttercup pulling when you have quilting struggles. Everything seems so much better after you have filled a wheel barrow with weeds.
The other thing I did this past weekend was make another zippy pouch. Our guild is swapping with the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild and they signed up 22 members for the pouch swap and we signed up 21 members. I made an extra pouch. It turned out quite nicely. Lovely Essex linen and some text squares. Once you nail the zipper techniques, pouches are fun and fast. I like to use zipper tabs at the ends for a neat finish and I never use a zipper foot. I just lift the pressure foot and move the zipper tab out of the way and then keep going. I boxed the corners on these ones so they stand up.
And a buttercup free picture of the poppies opening up! Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday!