I made great progress this week on my applique projects but will be taking a break to go camping this weekend. Looking forward to no cell phone, no computer and even (gasp) no sewing. I would kill to bring a project with but the risk of dirt and smoke is just too great for all my hard work. Better to leave everything at home and look forward to returning then ruin a block. This is a corner of my applique quilt border. I hope to have the remaining two borders done by next week so then I can show the entire top!!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Another great week but nothing I can show on my design wall until the reveal at my Spring Chicks quilt group meeting in August. I did manage to finish another Florabunda block so here it is! I am going to remake the large center block for this series, Miss Hannah, as I am not happy with it now that I have made 9 blocks! Oh, well, such is the burden for perfection!
Hope everyone has a great week as I will be camping next weekend I am looking forward to seeing everyone's design wall.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Another productive week and I finally finished my son's Cal Quilt after working my fingers to the bone on Sunday. I enjoyed a wonderful visit from my fantastic mother-in-law, Rita, where a attempted to turn her on to quilting!! I think I may be able to get her to try it and I am going to look for a quilt class at the quilt shop near her house and maybe we can take it together. Spencer loves his Cal quilt (which makes all the hard work worth it) and he can take possession as soon as I make the label for it!!
I am almost done with another Florabunda block and just loving the applique project!! Once I am done with this one I am looking forward to starting Tweets from http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-piece-at-a-time/
I am having a blast working on all my projects and just hope I can finish off my two projects that have a dead line!! Next week I need to hit the sewing machine hard (as usual) but I think I can get everything done if I just focus!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Nothing like being deep into the summer, having a really hot weekend but still spending far too much time with a hot iron, warm sewing machine and other hot things!! I will say it is easier to leave the iron on when it cold outside but then, when it is cold, I really enjoy hand quilting. Keeps me warm! I completed another Florabunda block and just love how this one turned out. I also made great stides on my Sutter Cancer Quilt this weekend but need to step it up as it is due in the begining of August!! Yikes, where did the time go!
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Sunday, July 3, 2011
Have a wonderful Fourth of July today!! Happy Birthday to the US!! I had a very productive week working on my quilt projects as the majority of my family was out of town. They have returned very sunburned and eaten alive by bugs but had a wonderful time on the Outland Adventure Camp at Seabase in the Florida Keys. I was also able to ship off the youngest to spend the rest of the summer at Boy Scout Camp working as a counselor, great life for a boy. No electronics, television or video games, just work and play in the great outdoors. I am working on another applique block and got hooked on a paper piece project passed on to me by a friend. I am having a ball making my Quilt Fairy Godmothers!!