This has been a busy week! I have gotten so much accomplished and I really feel like I made some headway on my goals. I found out Wed. that my friend Emilee was doing a yard sale at a local church on Sat. morning. She invited me to join her, so Paul helped me pick up the totes on Friday night, my aunt Jane watched Mikaela, and I participated in the yard sale on Sat. morning. I got rid of all the totes of stuff I had! I came home with a few UFO's I couldn't part with and the purses I had made, but otherwise all of it is GONE! It felt so good to be rid of it and it was so much fun to spend the day with Emilee.
I quilted this baby quilt for a friend having a baby in November. I put the binding on Friday night, so I could do the hand stitching during the yard sale on Sat., but it is still sitting with unfinished binding. The backing shows a bit in the lower right hand corner. It's super cute and I think she'll love it. She's decorating with a barnyard theme. It's another UFO out of my stash as I've had it a long time!I think it's about 3-4 years old. I usually buy fabric for kits, with enough to make the top,back, and binding. This was no exception, though it was just a panel.
I worked all weekend on my dad's quilt. I spent part of Sat. finishing up making the blocks into rows and then Sunday I sewed the rows into the top. I pressed A LOT on Sunday afternoon. I had to put it away as dad came over with Ann on Sunday afternoon. But when they were gone, I pulled it out and worked on it again. I got the borders on Sunday night by 10PM. I even figured it out so I cut the horses the length of the quilt and was able to have them all standing up. Tammy would be so proud, I measured every single border before I put them on, so it's a very square quilt! It's 90x105, so it doesn't fit on my sewing room floor. When I was in the crawl space I pulled out a wool batting to use in it. It was part of my mom's stash and I've saved it, but I think this would be a great quilt to use it on. Isn't a bit ironic using on dad's wedding quilt when it was my mom's? Oh well, at least I'm using up what I have of her stash of stuff. One lady at the yard sale asked if I was selling batting... oh nooo, batting is way too valuable and I don't have that much of it.
Monday I brought it in to show the girls at work and took a picture of it laying out. I think the first picture is a little truer to the color of it, though it's a bit cooler in this picture. I hope he loves it. All I have to say is I get this one back when he's gone, because I LOVE it!!! I have the backing, thread, and a wool bat and hope to quilt it in the next week or so. I wanted to have it done to put in the fair, but since I'm gone this weekend, I don't think that will be happening.
On Monday night I pulled out this table runner I had pulled out of the sewing stuff to get rid of and quilted and put binding on it for my friend Pat. Her last day at work was Tues. and I made it to match her new bedroom when she moves. She loves it and I'm glad that I was able to finish this old UFO up and give it a new home.The top is made of string blocks from Kay Capps Cross black and white book.
I also made this mug rug for my friend Pat on Monday night. It's a block from the Carol Doak BOM from about 2007. I gave one block away, another needed to see the trash, and this one made a great little mug rug. I'm so glad to have another UFO out of my stash!
Finished this week:
Black White Table Runner
Black White Pink Mug Rug
Crown Royal Quilt top #3
Ongoing projects: (and progress this week on them)
Ditto quilt top sample - Cut out
Crown Royal Quilt 3 - Must be done by 9/21!!! - Top is DONE!
Barn Yard Friends Quilt -quilted and binding on!
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.
Friendship Block Swap - Hand sew binding
Sign Language Diaper Clutch
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt
Merry Go Round
DITTO - Cut Out
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks- Together, needs 3 borders
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - Started sashing
This week's stats:
Completed projects -2
New projects -0
Currently in progress -
Finished this year - 43 , 11 Samples
I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!