Let's see - I am managing to get TONS done.....
1. The tie quilts are GONE!!!!! I delivered the last two yesterday, but only after I finished the binding and made the two cute little labels for the back. I think I showed you these before, but here goes again.
|TWO envelope labels|
|The outside (pre folding)|
|The inside (pre folding)|
|Fold the two sides in|
|Fold the bottom up (I used 1/4" steam a seam along the inside edges of this bottom flap to secure the envelope|
|Steam a seam a small label on the inside - the customer is going to write a small note to insert in each envelope|
The good news was while I was in the car - I got a call that my new lens for my bike glasses were in. They were on back order and they didn't think they would come in before I left. That was good timing!!!!
2. Got another customer quilt done. Actually it was done a couple of days ago, but customer wanted me to put the binding on as well.
|Customer quilt with binding on - she is going to hand stitch it down|
|Two more binding tips - I use a glove on my left hand - gives me better control of the quilt - less pressure on the shoulders and I also use a walking foot to put that binding on.|
That quilt was delivered last night. PHEW!!!!
3. Tinners - had to finish off the block for the tinners project. Here is my block......
|The theme of this tinners (an exchange) was Oh Canada. My inukshuk has RED Olympic mittens on!!!!!|
|Some of the blocks|
|The rest of the blocks|
The reason I am showing you these blocks now (normally you don't get to see until done). Well the project is done and I delivered that to the owner last night as well. PHEW!!!!!!
So that was a THREE CHECK MARK day. Yeah!!!!!! There are only THREE things left on the quilting list. Two are going to have to wait until I get back and the third one is a quilt that is currently on the machine. I am going to try to get it done - it is big (what customer quilt isn't big???), it is custom (goes relatively fast, but needs to be marked) and it is for a wedding and the customer is in Mexico right now!!!!! Crap. I might have to put the binding on for her because it is her sons wedding and she will be stressed when she gets back and getting ready for the wedding. Hmmmm - going to call the husband today and get the date of the wedding.
Let's see - oh yes - got the studio cleaned up as the Elm Creek girls are coming today. And I'm trying to get my article written for the magazine. Speaking of which - the Summer 2011 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread is on the newsstands now. Go and check it out - because of the mail strike - I have not received my copy yet. The topic is classroom etiquette (oh yes - we all need that!!!) and there is a cool picture of one of my classes in it.
On that note - I have to rock n roll!!!!! or should I say disco (with the strobe lights flashing!!!!!!)
Have a great day!!!