This has been a slow week, mostly because it was finals week and I had a very lengthy term paper, a power point, and another summary paper all due on Sunday. Thank goodness this term is OVER! I'm just waiting for my final grade, it's an A , g. I had my last live session on Monday night, so I worked on cleaning my sewing area up while I listened. It was pig sty since I hadn't put everything from retreat away.
Friday night Emilee and I planned to start Swooning together at Club Sew. We picked out our 3 fat quarters and decided we would make 1 each month. We didn't follow the pattern though. We took the Lazy Girl way and made our flying geese and HST's using the Lazy Girl Flying Geese ruler. It worked slick and everything matched up well, but it did require us to think a bit! We'll have a good handle on it next month. Neither of us finished, but we got all the pieces made.
Monday during lunch I couldn't get it out of my mind that I wanted to do all my Swoon blocks with the Terrain fabric, so I went back and bought the rest of the bolt, along with the Organic Robert Kaufman white, and a variety of fat quarters for my other color. I'm loving how they are all different prints and no two are alike. We are planning to do them together, so if you'd like to join us, we'd love to have you be part of the Swoon party!
My MIL was on call this weekend and while she doesn't carry a purse, she does have to keep track of 3 phones for work, so I thought I'd make her a runaround bag to use. I pulled these fabrics to make it for her.
She loves this Asian butterfly fabric and I have enough of it to make her a purse. I'll get it cut out and hope to get it made yet this week.
Monday night I also started cutting out the sashing for the Crown Royal quilt. I don't know how it will turn out, but I wanted to see what it would kind of look like, so I made one big block to check it out. I think it's going to be pretty neat. Now I just need to stay motivated to finish it.
Monday night I also finished my first Swoon block. I'm really impressed with how well it turned out and I think I'm going to really enjoy making this quilt. The more I look at it though, I'm wondering if it would be better to switch the colors around? Any thoughts?I bought another pink fat quarter to try it the opposite way.
New Projects this Week:
Twister - Cut out and ready to piece.
Finished this week:
1 Swoon block
Ongoing projects: (and progress this week on them)
Jim Shore Quilt - None
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - Started sashing
Merry Go Round - All the stratas cut, ready to match up into blocks
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks- Together, needs 3 borders
Swoon - 1 Block done
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Pink/Brown Friendship Quilts
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt
Friendship Block Swap Top
Pokey Little Puppy Book
3 Mug Rugs - Binding
Twister Baby Quilt
This week's stats:
Completed projects -13
New projects -1
Currently in progress -4
Finished this year - 23 , 6 Samples
I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!