This wasn't a very productive week as I taught Beginning Machine Quilting Wed. & Thurs. nights, then we left after work Friday for my dad's and spent the weekend there. We trudged around my great grandparents homestead and went tubing on the Cheyenne River, where we had to be rescued at 8PM since there was storm and it took us way longer than expected to reach our destination. We still had 5-6 miles left to get where we had planned to be by 6PM. We still had fun, but know now that it was too long to tube. It was 93 when we started in the afternoon. Tuesday night I cleaned out the sewing stuff from the crawl space. I sorted through it and had a huge mess! However, yesterday I got the entire closet gone through and I ended up with 12+ 20 gallon totes & 2 huge boxes of sewing notions/fabrics/kits to get rid of! I can't wait for next Friday night to see how much I can get rid of. After going through it all yesterday on my day off, I cleaned my room back up and loaded my friendship quilt. I was able to get it completely quilted last night! I used a Thermore batting so it's light weight.
I took a close up of Jen's block to show what the quilting looks like. I just did loops in a dark purple.
As I was quilting I kept thinking about the Crown Royal quilt I have to make for my dad. Since I now have a deadline for it, it's going to have to move ahead of Ed's. I decided to do the 5 yard quilt pattern and just enlarge it, but I was trying to come up with something for the big 6.5" blocks. While I was quilting it dawned on me! I went back to my for sale totes and pulled out the perfect piece of gold/purple batik with horses on it. I had 2-3 yards which will be plenty for the center squares and I'll match the other colors to that. I can't wait to get started now and brought the tote to cut out the CR bags at lunch today. I think it will make the CR bags go a lot farther and it will break the quilt up. I do have to do a bit of math, since the CR centers are 4.5" and it calls for a 3.5" center. I think I'll use the same size as the B/W blocks we used at retreat and it will come out in the end. I'm finally excited about doing on of these, hope it lasts through the end!
Finished this week:
Ongoing projects: (and progress this week on them)
Swoon - 2 Blocks done
Dilly Dally Baby Girl Quilt
Pink/Brown Friendship Quilts -Handwork on binding
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks -Binding
Cre8tive Swap w/ Jen - All the HST's are prepped and I just need to spend some time sewing.
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt
Friendship Block Swap Top - DONE!
Merry Go Round
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks- Together, needs 3 borders
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - Started sashing
This week's stats:
Completed projects -4
New projects -0
Currently in progress -3
Finished this year - 40 , 11 Samples
I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!