Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What am I working on This Wednesday?

Friday night was the first Club Sew of the Fall. It was so great to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. I enjoyed helping a couple ladies with their projects, so I didn't get as much done on my own, but did manage to get 2 more Star Surround blocks done in the Frolic fabric.
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These blocks are made out of leftovers of 3 Frolic quilts I had already made, all I'm adding is the background. I'm not sure I'll have quite enough for a backing, but plan to piece as many scraps into it as I can.
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This is the original one I made to see how I would like it. It's more accurate of the cream color of the background.
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I didn't find my last ahhhh piece at the shop like I expected, so I was terribly disappointed. Sunday morning I woke up and it was on the floor next to my bed. I'm not sure where it came from, but I was so excited to see it. I finished the stitching up Sunday night, so I have my 2 ahhhh's done for the month.
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Sunday we needed tags for our car/pickup so we went to the kiosk in the mall to get them. It was a huge time/money saver, no lines and we didn't have to drive to Sturgis or take time off from work. Mikaela sat next to us and was patient (which is hard for a 2 1/2 year old), so we let her ride a ride. She chose the airplane and Mathew could go with her, so she was excited. They both seemed to enjoy it.
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We are off to the cities for long weekend starting tomorrow. I teach tonight, so I did a marathon pack last night and hopefully we'll get headed out tomorrow morning fairly early. I'm hoping to find a few quilt shops along the way. We are attending a wedding in White Bear Lake on Saturday, so I found the quilt shop there to stop at. IKEA might also be on the list of gotta stop locations. I am so thankful I finished the quilts I plan to give last month, so all I need to do is wrap them and they are ready to gift. I've given away 5 quilts this week, which I think is a record!

3 comments:

Sara said...

grubers in Waite Park (out near St Cloud) is amazing, Old Bowling Alley shop in Sherburn is fun and just off I-90. Mankato has a couple of great shops but I love the River City shop.

Depending on your route to the cities there are tons of great shops.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

5 quilts is a lot! I hope you are able to make it to Bear Patch - it's a really nice shop (I used to live nearby in Lino Lakes).

Kelly Young said...

The dark surrounds really make those stars pop! looks great!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation